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Dominican Republic
GENERAL: (See Plan)
GEO-POLITICAL: Capital City: Santo Domingo. Nationality: Dominican. Population: 8,000,000. COMMUNICATIONS: International Direct Dial Code: 1 809. Number of Internal Airports: 13. Major Languages Spoken: Spanish. ECONOMY: Currency: 1 Dominican Peso (DOP) of 100 Centavos. Exchange: (as of July 2002) US$ 1.00 ␦ DOP 17.90 DOP 1.00 ␦ US$ 0.06 Main Industries: Tourism; sugar processing; ferro-nickel and gold mining; textiles; cement; tobacco. ENVIRONMENT: Territorial Sea: 6 n.m. Other Maritime Claims: Contiguous Zone: 24 n.m. Continental Shelf: 200 n.m. Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 n.m. Coastline Extent: 1,288 km. Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall. Natural Resources: Nickel; bauxite; gold; silver. Average Temperatures: Month High Low January 30␥ C 19␥ C June 32␥ C 22␥ C September 30␥ C 20␥ C DOCUMENTS: As per Dominican law, vessels calling at Dominican ports require a complete Dominican consular despatch from each loading port, as well as from the last foreign port of call. In theory, these documents should be at the discharging port before the arrival of the vessel, as they are required for inbound Customs Clearance. In practice, this is not the case, and it does not present any problem for the vessel if the consularised documents are not received prior to the ship’s arrival. If there is no Dominican Consulate at the loading port, the Agent should give a certificate to this effect, and the Agent in the Dominican Republic will attend to all the local formalities. The consular fees charged by the Dominican Consulates are sometimes quite steep and will depend on the quantity and value of the cargo loaded. Contact Agent if you have any questions. The following are the papers required for the Port Authorities which the Master should have ready on arrival for Inward Clearance: Port Doctor: 1 Derat Certificate. 1 Crew Vaccination List. 1 Health Declaration. 1 Crew List. 1 Landing/Transit Passenger List. Harbour Master/Port Authority: Port clearance from last port of call. 4 Crew Lists. 4 Landing/Transit Passenger Lists. 4 Negative Passenger Lists (if none landing). 4 Arms Lists. 6 Cargo Manifests. 5 Bills of Lading. 2 Stowage Plans. Customs: 2 Crew Lists. 2 Arms Lists. 2 Landing/Transit Passenger Lists. 2 Negative Passenger Lists (if none landing). 2 Stores Lists. 2 Crew Personal Effects Lists. 4 Cargo Manifests. Immigration: 2 Crew Lists. 2 Landing/Transit Passenger Lists. Police: 1 Crew List. 1 Landing/Transit Passenger List. Department of Agriculture: 1 Stores List. 2 Crew Personal Effects Lists. 2 Cargo Manifests. Agency: 1 Crew List. 1 Landing/Transit Passenger List. 4 Manifests (if not couriered or faxed). 2 each B/L (if not couriered or faxed). 1 Crew Personal Effects List. 2 Stowage Plans. Additional required for distribution by the agent: 10 Crew Lists. 10 Landing/Transit Passenger Lists. 5 Negative Passenger Lists (if none landing). 5 Arms Lists. 3 Stores Lists. 9 tallybooks. 4 Cargo Manifests (if not previously airmailed). 2 B/L (if not previously airmailed). Boarding Party: The boarding party that meets the vessel once alongside is usually quite numerous and includes two or three armed Dominican Navy men. Once Free Pratique and Customs Clearance are granted,

one or two uniformed Customs guards are posted onboard near the vessel’s gangway, and they are rotated until the vessel sails. They are responsible for making sure nothing that is not authorised comes off or goes on board. Usually these Customs guards eat their meals onboard the vessel. BILLS OF LADING: According to Dominican Republic law, all cargo is discharged from a vessel into the custody of Customs. Original Bills of Lading (or in lieu thereof an adequate bank guarantee) are required by Customs from the consignee before the cargo may be removed from the Customs controlled port areas. Hence, neither the Master nor the Agent may demand presentation of the Original Bills of Lading prior to discharging, as the ultimate destination of the Original Bills of Lading is the Dominican Customs office. As this is frequently a source of confusion, it is of great importance to clear up this matter prior to the vessel’s arrival, in order to avoid costly delays and/or disputes. PILOTAGE: Pilotage is compulsory in all Dominican ports. Pilots are ordered for the vessel from the respective Harbour Master’s office based on the vessel’s ETA at the pilot station. Refer to each port for more specific information on the matter. TOWAGE: Towage is compulsory for all vessels in those ports where tugs are available. Vessels will be billed for towage according to the tariff, even if tugs are not required or used. In many Dominican ports, the tugs available are not very powerful, and sometimes, due to breakdowns, may not be available. Refer to the information on the specific port in question and for the most updated information, contact Agent. SHIFTING: Vessels are sometimes forced to shift to another berth within the port or to anchorage, giving preference to other vessels. With a few exceptions, the costs for these shiftings are paid by the vessel given preference. HARBOUR DUES: Most Dominican ports are subject to basically the same charges, with the notable exception of Cabo Rojo and Punta Palenque, which are exempt from harbour fees. The vessel and Agents are always responsible for payment to the Port Authority and adequate arrangements should be made to avoid misunderstandings. STEVEDORES: Basically all ships are discharged by ship’s gear. In all Dominican ports, stevedore gangs are hired from the Union Hall (Sindicato de Estibadores) and the first gang consists of 13 men plus 4 additionals (time keeper, water carrier, foreman, tally man). The second and subsequent gangs consist of 13 men plus 2 additionals (foreman, tally man). There has never been any shortage of gangs in Dominican ports. The ‘‘Sindicato de Estibadores’’ is not covered by liability insurance, and stevedore damage claims are all but impossible to collect. Owners, Charterers and Operators should cover this potential liability through P&I Club. The stevedores’ wages depend on the type of commodity and work method. Some cargoes are paid for with hourly wages and others on a per metric ton basis. Social security, Christmas fund and accident insurance is also included. Overtime compensation depends also on commodity and work method. Contact Agent for rates and further details. POLLUTION: No garbage, refuse, etc., can be thrown overboard. Vessels liable to heavy fines for oil pollution, etc. INSPECTIONS: Phytosanitary Inspections: Cargoes consisting of agricultural commodities such as grain and grain products, forest products, etc., are subject to strict phytosanitary inspections by the local agricultural authorities, often resulting in the requirement to have the cargo fumigated in the holds prior to discharging. One step, recommended in order to try to avoid this problem, is to have available copies of the phytosanitary inspection and/or fumigation certificates, if any, on hand at the time the cargo is inspected. These can be sent by telefax to Agent if not available on board the vessel. SPARES: Spares may be shipped in transit to the vessel and are thereby exempted from heavy Customs duties levied on imports into the Dominican Republic. Clearance for ‘‘Spares-in-Transit’’ can usually be arranged within 24 – 48 working hours after arrival, if previously notified. Airway Bill and the shipping documents should be consigned c/o Agent and clearly labelled ‘‘Ships Spares in Transit’’. Please contact Agent for any further information including preferable routing, etc. Agent can arrange for CREW REPATRIATION/JOINING: arriving/departing crew members of most nationalities to join the vessel without a Dominican Republic visa, given proper pre-advice and all the information about the crew members. If the vessel is not in port when the crew member arrives, however, an Immigration officer must be in attendance, increasing the expenses. For specific information regarding distances from the airports to the different ports and other details, please refer to the individual ports or contact Agent. STOWAWAYS: One of the greatest problems that has intensified greatly in recent times in all Dominican ports is the growing number of people stowing away on cargo vessels thought to be sailing to Puerto Rico or the United States. Although Agents try in every way to induce the Harbour Master’s office and the Port Authority to tighten security measures, there has been little improvement in the situation. A search is conducted by a party of Dominican Navy officers and enlisted men, prior to sailing which may sometimes take several hours, yet after the vessel has sailed sometimes large numbers of stowaways are discovered onboard. Warning is hereby given to all Masters to take the appropriate security measures onboard to avoid this costly problem. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: The crew is allowed by local regulations to open and close the hatchcovers, and it is customary for the crew to do so. TIME: GMT minus 4 hours all year round. HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day (January 1st); Epiphany (January 6th); Our Lady of High Grace (January 21st); Duarte’s Day (January 26th); Independence Day (February 27th); Good Friday (Variable); Labour Day (May 1st); Corpus Christi (Variable); Restoration of Independence (August 16th); Our Lady of Mercy (September 24th); Christmas Day (December 25th). Note: Holidays falling on a Sunday are not observed on the following Monday as in other countries. Saturday is officially half a working day, unless an official holiday falls on a Saturday, in which case Saturday is

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SPARES: Same can be withdrawn same day of arrival via air express. from Barahona or 3. Ship’s gear is used to load the bags with slings into the vessel. This berth is the most frequently used in Barahona. 471. Chart No. Tel: ␣1 809 689 9111/16. DENSITY: 1025. 70. above the waterline at high tide. Equipment: The system for loading gypsum in bulk consists of a large crane which feeds a hopper and conveyor belt system to load the vessel.O. (525 ft.) wide. there are frequent Government decrees declaring these days as non-working days. PO Box 20319. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival. as well as on VHF Channel 16. Arranged through the ship’s Agent. FRESH WATER: Berths No. There is an LPG terminal with complete storage facilities for several thousand tons. Telex: ITT 3460284/CODETELEX 3264161 or 2014161. BARAHONA: 18.000 tons of rock gypsum on site awaiting shipment. Storage facilities: There are 2 sheds which have not been used in the recent past. 1. This port is almost exclusively used by LPG tankers. Email: tmota@perezyciadr. CONSULS: All consular affairs for this port are handled at Santo Domingo.30 N. Storage Facilities: None available. consisting of the southern side of a 12.p.. BERTHING: Berth No. Ship’s lines used. Tel: 417. consisting of the northern side of a 12 m. 1 and 2) and the gypsum berth (No. Working Hours: Berths No. however. about 130 km. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. draft 27 ft.A. because vessels are turned in the basin and docked with the bridge beyond the pier. which is owned by the local sugar mill. but has rarely been used. and has a nominal 350 h. VHF: Santo Domingo Radio may be contacted on Channel 16. Email: crodriguez@perezyciadr. Dominican Republic.5 miles outside the port. SIZE: LOA 500 ft. HEALTH: Pratique is obtained by Agent. Pipeline and accessories available for loading blackstrap molasses in bulk. and there are no lights. Operator: Opuvisa. REPAIRS: Minor repairs only. about 15 km. AZUA (Puerto Viejo): 18. because alongside are the mechanical installations for loading gypsum in bulk. Towage is compulsory. 3: This berth is 160 m. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs guards. 71. 3) have deteriorated to the point where trucks are no longer permitted to enter. This berth is used exclusively by the sugar mill for exports of sugar and blackstrap molasses. but it requires a long hose. modern LPG terminal was completed. Mondays through Fridays. RESTRICTIONS: Berthing and departure strictly during daylight hours.) long and about 1. FUEL: Available by truck from Santo Domingo. MAX. 1: This berth. Tel: 348 or 398. . Note: The finger pier (Berths No. 6 in. Email: perezdom@tricom. FRESH WATER: Sometimes available by pipeline at LPG pier. overtime may be ordered around the clock and on weekends. SIZE: LOA 600 ft. Airwaybill should be addressed to Agent.) long and is about 1.0 m. Nevertheless it is definitely recommended that all cabins be kept locked. east of the port. More major repairs carried out at Santo Domingo. Berth No. SECURITY: Stevedores board vessel with special passes issued for vessel in question. No ship’s gear is required. Santo (Camilo Rodriguez. preferably ashore. It is not very frequently used. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. The sugar mill also exports some bulk molasses from its facilities. BERTHING: There is a concrete finger pier 185 m. 2 and 3: There is a 3 in.) wide finger pier. Pilot Tel: (809) 521-3246. (See Plan) The port of Barahona is mainly used as a port for loading bulk cargoes. Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted by radio-telephone on 2738 kHz. TUGS: Not available. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. and it is mostly occupied by Dominican Navy vessels and small fishing boats. Ambulance. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Not required. Arranged through Agent. Also see ‘‘Santo Domingo’’. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Tel: 175.A. except sometimes as a lay-bye berth. only the sugar and gypsum facilities are used regularly to handle cargo. STEVEDORES: Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 – 1200 hrs. CONSULS: All Consuls at Santo Domingo. The berth was previously used to load sugar in bags.O. strong winds make docking of large vessels in ballast very difficult. Storage Facilities: The sugar mill has large warehouses for storing sugar in bulk and in bags and also tanks for molasses. Of the 4 berths in the port.40 W.) long and is about 1. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. A. 4: This berth is 146 m. The Pilot boards approximately 1. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bonded stores are sealed.5 miles from the seabuoy. and 0800 – 1200 hrs. MEDICAL: Emergency and minor medical care available in Azua.0 m. from the port. Any other visitors must obtain pass from Harbour Master’s Office.12 N. However. on weekends and holidays (except New Year. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Carried out by crew. Mobile: ␣1 809 222 5909. Berth No. MAX. FUEL: By truck from Santo Domingo. 4.) long and about 1. Tel: 441. Except on major holidays (New Year. (710 ft. Avda de Mexico 66 (Sector Gazcue). (600 ft. with clear indication that it covers spares for such and such a vessel. December 31st and the Thursday before Good Friday are not legal holidays. Storage: The Salt and Gypsum Mines Co.5 m. and they usually have about 20. 471. Pilot will indicate best location on request. Berth No. beam 100 ft. AIRPORT: Las Americas International Airport is approximately 150 km. No Customs duties assessed as brought under Customs custody on board vessel. The two main exports are sugar in bulk.W.. Chart No. Director). Equipment: None available. S. recently a large. Equipment: Rail flatbed trucks are used to bring the sugar in bags alongside the vessel. which has a ramp for Ro-Ro vessels on the western side. PILOTAGE: Pilot arranged by Agent on basis of Master’s advance notice of ETA. Although December 24th. beam 80 ft. Sometimes in the late afternoon. ‘‘Tanac V’’.) long and 38 m. This equipment loads gypsum at an average rate of approximately 400 – 500 tonnes/hr. In case of infectious illness the whole crew is put in quarantine. Overtime on holidays is 100% over straight time rates. and in theory could still be used for this purpose because there are railroad tracks connecting it to the sugar mill. 2 and 4: Normal working hours for stevedores are 0800 – 1200 hrs. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available off the port. and 1400 – 1800 hrs.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC observed as a full holiday.5 hours by car. and is usually occupied by small Dominican Navy vessels and fishing vessels. 744 We welcome all advice.04 W. However. TUGS: There is one small tug. is 137 m. as the concrete top can no longer support their weight. There is only one buoy left marking the channel (an old drum). wide finger pier. (salt water). and 1400 – 1800 hrs. Tel: ␣1 809 728 1450. the other two are used mainly as lay-berths for vessels undergoing repairs or fishing vessels awaiting orders. REPATRIATION: Facilities available. Charts: B. hence there is no congestion. Operations Manager). above the waterline at high tide. STEVEDORES: ETA’s required 24 and 12 hours before arrival to arrange gangs. Storage Facilities: None. TELEPHONES: None available on board. but can be opened at Master’s request. 2: This berth. MEDICAL: Medical attention can be arranged after vessel is cleared. Easter) at their own A. 1. this berth is no longer used for cargo handling. this berth frequently accommodates vessels of up to 550 ft. potable water must be delivered by tank truck. AGENCY: Perez y Cia Dominicana. and usually there is very little pressure. due to the slowdown in sugar exports. It was built in the 1950’s. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Can be performed by crew or stevedores. of the town of Azua. the shippers usually work 24 hours around the clock. and gypsum. (salt water). as Las Americas International Airport (Santo Domingo) is more than 120 km. These are then ‘‘bled’’ into the ship’s holds and the empty bags returned ashore.H. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bond is sealed. Fire. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Required. RESTRICTIONS: No entry or departure at night. updates and additions to this information. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. Berth No. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master – Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 521-3283. whereas overtime after regular working hours on normal days is 50% over straight time. and offices are usually closed at least in the afternoons. more serious cases are transported to Santo Domingo.0 m. away and more than 3 hours drive by car. maintains a gypsum export terminal at this pier. but due to low pressure. 4: There is a pipeline available alongside.H. Minor cases are dealt with locally.. on Saturdays. (See Plan) The port of Azua is also known as Puerto Viejo de Azua and is located about 15 km. above the (Tony Mota. (450 ft. Fax: ␣1 809 687 0590. The Pilot will board the vessel about 0. (40 ft. on these days. Maximum Draft: 27 ft. However. Usually. The usual loading rate is about 15 – 20 tons per gang per hour. DENSITY: Salt water inside harbour. Otherwise. This also applies to hatches that are not being worked. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police. AIRPORT: Very inconvenient for repatriation. which is loaded mechanically by conveyor belt. (salt water). and Saturdays 0800 – 1200 hrs. Equipment: None available. Charts: B. Mobile: ␣1 809 943 6585. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available just outside port entrance. Some overtime may be worked according to the availability of sugar and other factors. 3: At this installation. and hence may require repairs. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country. Christmas. TANKERS: Discharge at Berth No. pipeline at the head of the pier. REPAIRS: Only available in Santo Domingo. Hospitalisation and more complex cases must be treated at Santo Domingo. Tel: ␣1 809 227 8817. The local fire department has a tank truck which can be hired in case of an emergency requirement. a portable pump is required. LOA. which is loaded manually in bags onto the vessels where they are bled through the ship’s hatches into the cargo holds. Maximum Draft: 27 ft. and draft 30 ft. Mondays through Fridays. Please contact Agent for further details. is 216 m.0 m. Easter and Christmas). Maximum Draft: 29 ft. (125 ft. stevedores will work until 1800 hrs. Berth No. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 567-6510. (479 ft. PILOTAGE: Contact can be established with the Pilot and Harbour Master on VHF Channel 16.. above the water level at high tide.

Pilot will advise best location. REPATRIATION: See ‘‘Airport’’. TELEPHONES: No connection to vessels. but not more than 400 ft. newsprint. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master. 6 tons and 10 tons available on site. A mechanical conveyor belt and spout system is used for loading limestone and bauxite into the vessel’s cargo holds.. MAX. Potable water can also be supplied by tank truck. Pilot will board about 1 mile outside the first seabuoy.200 sq. the major airport in the Dominican Republic. Pilot boards about 1. CONSULS: All Consuls at Santo Domingo. The port of La Romana is situated on the Romana River and is primarily a sugar and molasses (also furfural) loading port for the Central Romana sugar mill. TUGS: No tugs available. etc.A. and homogeneous cargoes. Storage Facilities: One enclosed shed 240 m. MEDICAL: Minor cases are dealt with locally.0 m.. Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 – 1200 hrs. MAX. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival. 72. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bond is sealed. Trucks carry either 5. Hence.40 W. RESTRICTIONS: No entry or departure at night. ␺ 35 m. port expenses are very low. overtime may be ordered on all days. Easter and Christmas). DENSITY: Salt water inside harbour.018 ft. therefore not recommended. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master. (See Plan) The port of Boca Chica is one of three ports serving the capital city of Santo Domingo. lumber. Small boat available to run lines. more serious cases are transported to Santo Domingo. and draft 36 ft.. but scarcely 5 miles east of the international airport. Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted by radio telephone on 2738 kHz. TUGS: One tug of 620 h. On arrival. must be transported from Santo Domingo. Contact may also be established on VHF Channel 16. one at a time. but can be opened at Master’s request. 3689. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port.W. the vessel’s No. BOCA CHICA: 18. VHF: Santo Domingo Radio can be contacted on Channel 16. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Can be performed by crew or stevedores. about 1. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged.35 W.0 m. TANKERS: Only small propane gas tankers can be accommodated. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bond is sealed. and the port facilities are still used for the shipments of limestone and bauxite. (See Plan) CABO ROJO: 17. and was meant to be used to export sugar. for its bauxite and limestone mining operations near the Haitian border in the S.) in length and 12. because it is privately operated. is about 5 miles away and may be conveniently used for repatriation and crew joining a vessel at Boca Chica. FRESH WATER: Only in case of emergency. and work may be done around the clock and on weekends.). ANCHORAGES: Best anchorage is west of Catalina Island in depths of 15 to 18 fathoms. Also container and trailer yard.A.000 tons/day. Accurate ETA is important.0 m. long and the apron is about 8. Extra charge for use of tugs line. Please contact Agent for further details. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. built by the Alcoa Exploration Co. on sailing. GENERAL: This port is exempt from most harbour fees and dues.) from Cabo Rojo. FRESH WATER: Pipeline alongside has very low pressure. more serious cases are transported to Santo Domingo. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Performed by crew. AUTHORITY: Operator: Ideal Dominicana S. TUGS: Not available locally.A. Charts: B. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. Storage Facilities: The shippers keep several tens of thousands of tonnes of bauxite and limestone in storage at the loading facilities. Please consult Agent. if required. in order to expedite the loading of vessels. Equipment: Forklifts of 4. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. Accurate updates of ETA are important at this berth.5 tons. containers and some lumber. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. MAX. Two or more vessels may occupy the berth.26 N.. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival. Ordered by Agents on receipt of vessel’s ETA. CONSULS: All Consuls at Santo Domingo. Maximum draft is strictly enforced by Pilot and other authorities. beam 120 ft. FUEL: Not available. REPAIRS: Minor repairs only. 48 and 24 hours before arrival. for arrival. (39 ft. etc. configuration. DENSITY: Salt water inside harbour. but feasible in case of emergency. Maximum Draft: 25 ft. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available outside port. 2 hatch coaming must be no more than 36 ft. Major repair shops in Santo Domingo. Contact may also be established on VHF Channel 16. LOA. as a greater draft is dangerous because of obstructions at the entrance channel. available and compulsory. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. steel and general cargo) for the sugar mill. Pilot will board vessel from white launch marked ‘‘LP-24’’ on its sides. as Pilot must come from Barahona (about 2 hours away by car). mainly trailers. Chart No. VHF: Santo Domingo Radio can be contacted on Channel 16. SIZE: LOA 600 ft. (2. SIZE: LOA 700 ft. which allow vessels of up to 700 ft. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. Charts: B. Mondays through Fridays. it is now almost exclusively used for import cargoes. particularly when arriving on a weekend or holiday. storage capacity for general cargo. cargo to be loaded. It is also used for handling various import cargoes (fuel. 467. and open space available for lumber. 69. TANKERS: One tanker at a time could be accommodated. beam 70 ft. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 524-2384. above the waterline. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes are provided by Immigration Authorities.p. Pilots: Tel. and is situated about 20 miles east of the city. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes are provided by Immigration Authorities. Except on major holidays (New Year. Pilot will advise best location. BERTHING: Ideal Dominicana: This berth is about 100 m. (S. the vessel must be warped with her own lines to position each hold to be loaded.. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 523-4262. STEVEDORES: ETA’s required 24 and 12 hours before arrival to arrange gangs. SIZE: LOA 400 ft. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs guards. beam 90 ft. in order to arrange for the required loading personnel. PILOTAGE: Compulsory. Although this port was built in the 1950’s to serve the Boca Chica sugar mill. 745 . Working Hours: The shippers load cargo 24 hours around the clock. AIRPORT: Las Americas International is a very long and difficult drive (360 km. There are 2 mooring dolphins. Port Manager. Ideal Dominicana has other storage facilities for their occasional import cargoes. There is no protected anchorage immediately outside the port. See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi). LA ROMANA: 18. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available immediately outside port. of Catalina Island).m. TELEPHONES: Telephone on dock connected to Alcoa office. draft 28 ft. REPAIRS: Not possible. Exact loading rate will depend on vessel’s size. fresh water can sometimes be arranged for locally.). GENERAL: No boats to be lowered without official permission. with approximately 2. Hence. This mining operation is now controlled by another company. corner of the Dominican Republic. AIRPORT: Las Americas International. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country.) width. and more recently some containers are handled in and out for the industrial free zone manufacturers established in La Romana. which is more expensive. LOA to dock safely alongside. depending on their size and characteristics.A. Motor cranes. (809) 550-1494. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed.000 American gallons. and Saturdays 0800 – 1200 hrs. (S. Authorisation to anchor must be applied for to the Harbour Master through the Agent. wide. Also see ‘‘Agent’s Report’’ dated August 2000.E.. 68.000 or 10. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Contact Port Authority. FUEL: Fuel and diesel oil are available by tank truck from Santo Domingo. 71. This equipment is in a fixed position and can only shift sufficiently to trim the holds. Chart No. but can be opened at Master’s request. PILOTAGE: Pilot arranged by Agent on basis of Master’s advance notice of ETA.54 N. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: At Santo Domingo. The port of Cabo Rojo is a one berth private installation.W. RESTRICTIONS: Entry and departure permitted daylight only. but more dependable.27 N. Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted on 2638 kHz and 2738 kHz.5 miles from port entrance (N. Equipment: Ideal Dominicana has all the shore equipment necessary for loading gearless vessels with limestone and/or bauxite in bulk at a rate of about 15. The Pilot boards about 2 miles off the port. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. but only 26 ft. including Saturday. For crews to join or be repatriated is very inconvenient and expensive. Ideal Dominicana S. in order to be able to commence loading. MEDICAL: Minor cases are dealt with locally. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes are provided by Immigration Authorities. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs guards.W. BERTHING: L-shaped pier 615 m. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. PILOTAGE: Pilot arranged by Agent on basis of Master’s advance notice of ETA. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 523-4669. Arrangements to be made in advance through the Agent. and 1400 – 1800 hrs. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TELEPHONES: Shore telephone alongside ship connected to Sugar Mill. above the water level at high tide. Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted by radio telephone on 2738 kHz. RESTRICTIONS: No entry or sailing in hours of darkness. Contact may also be established on VHF Channel 16. draft 25 ft. Sundays and holidays.57 W.

69␥ 01. ANCHORAGES: Vessels that cannot be docked on arrival will find safe anchorage in Manzanillo Bay to the east of the dock where there is plenty of swinging room. Overtime rates for all other times and holidays may be ordered. BERTHING: Prevailing winds are easterly and sometimes interfere with docking or undocking. completed 1994.p.) wide. Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs Guards. away. No berthing or unberthing is attempted at night and no response is received to calls on the VHF until about 0630 hrs. As Santo Domingo. They did not bother putting a blank on the hose so furfural was spilled all over the deck. Tel: (809) 556-4534. both are still to be changed to the IALA system. CONSULS: At Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata. depending on the direction and force of the wind.6' W. Storage Facilities: The only storage facilities at this port are those of the Central Romana sugar mill. Max. quadrangle. and 0800 – 1200 hrs. Approaches: No difficulties. Tel: (809) 556-3285. there is no room for mistakes or uncertain engine starts. of La Romana port. The pier is a steel construction with a concrete deck 230 m. MEDICAL: Emergency first aid only. draft in approaches and alongside: 28 ft. Anchorage: None. should stay well out until it has rounded shoals surrounding Seven Brothers Islands.) long and the apron is approximately 20 m. 455. . Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port.5 m. 235. Also see ‘‘Agent’s Report’’ dated August 2000. Christmas. RESTRICTIONS: Entry/departure only during daylight hours.h.000 or 10. MANZANILLO: 19. There are 2␺10 in. on weekends and on most holidays. Loading: 4. Two buoys mark the channel. Average loading rate 400 – 500 tons/hr. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. situated approximately 5 nautical miles to the S. REPAIRS: Minor facilities. Small motor cranes may be hired for handling general cargo. Contact Agent for further details. Port/Berth Information: Density: Salt water. On the west side. vessel can be stopped just off the berth and pushed alongside by the tug. Passenger ships moored further upriver and charter boats entering and leaving throughout the day. RADIO: Vessels bound for Manzanillo. A raft. away. REPAIRS: Only minor repairs can be effected. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes issued by Immigration Officer. Pilot and Harbour Master’s office can be contacted by mobile telephone No. 455. (65 ft. Both sides of the pier are protected with a fender system. – 10 t. 27. Hose was connected to a 4 in. (750 ft. and as the port is little more than a 100 m. As a shoal patch extends eastwards from the west side of Rio Romana there is a dog-leg in the short channel immediately before the entrance. The water depth at land end of pier is 18 ft. a course of 127␥ will bring it into the bay near the wharf. Tugs: One tug available and should be used. Office on the wharf. at its outer end. – 1200 hrs. Overtime may be worked at overtime rates at night. using engines for steering. the tug is made fast on a bridle aft and the ship is towed out stern-first.5 cables from the mooring buoys. Telephone communication with outside world easy and quick. and 1400 – 1800 hrs. Ship is swung to starboard as the entrance is passed and then the starboard anchor is let go and held at 1 shackle just off the berth. ask Sugar Mill for number required.0 m. Berthing: Pilot boarded less than 1 mile off from a 15 ft. At the southern end of the beach. vessels can dock either side to the pier. with regularly scheduled flights to Puerto Rico and the United States. PILOTAGE: Compulsory.W. (See Plan) Manzanillo was built by an American banana exporting company in the 1950’s. above the water line. should advise ETA to Port Authority and Agent. Contact Agent for further information. Officials: Cabins searched on arrival and before departure. away. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Seamen may take ashore only 2 packets of cigarettes and no alcohol. (88 ft. with approximate depth of 8 ft. Ship is best stopped altogether. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Generally by ship’s crew. Chart No. Cargo Handling Equipment: Sugar is loaded mechanically by conveyor belts directly from the warehouse to the ship using 3 spouts. Controlling depth in approaches: 33 ft. General: Many tourists in evidence. on Saturdays. and 1400 hrs. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. Haina and La Romana start at that time and all use Channel 16 exclusively. leeward. due to the logistics of delivering from the Refinery in Haina in trucks of either 5. Various craft are available at La Romana for shuttling passengers between the ship. STEVEDORES: Working Hours: General cargo is worked on straight time 0800 – 1200 hrs. APPROACHES: Coast Guard Service recommend that a ship. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master.. STEVEDORES: Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 hrs. Long. Repair facilities: None. – 1200 hrs.9' N. Fresh water: Available. but the only commercial flights are to San Juan. SIZE: LOA 700 ft.. and at the seaward end 38 ft. Wharf is solid and well fendered. Casa de Campo: Cruise vessels sometimes anchor off La Minitas beach. since there is not enough room to swing vessels safely around for a port docking. and draft 30 ft. Pilot boards incoming vessels about 1 mile from the dock. 19␥ 58' N. The position of the mooring buoys is Lat. Other points available. Also see ‘‘Agent’s Report’’ dated August 2000. 1␺ 10 in. which is only about 45 miles away or about an hour by car. wide slot in the coast. but was abandoned many years ago. DENSITY: 1025. molasses. after which they tossed the hose over the side where it drained down the ship’s side and into the dock. AIRPORT: La Romana has a small airport. is available as a landing platform for placing below ship’s gangway. West Indies Pilot. TANKERS: See ‘‘Berthing’’. beam 120 ft. On the east side. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Crew or stevedores. furfural. fixed by piles. On departure. except major holidays (New Year. line on dock so this was a respectable rate. Helpful and efficient. TELEPHONES: In dock office. Ambulance. Chart: BA. in about 20 fathoms of water. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Carried out by crew onboard and Customs/Port Authority at foot of gangway. where further medical attention is available und full hospitalisation in Santiago. of water and approximately 3 cables off the beach. and 0800 hrs. Delivery is also subject to permission from the Central Romana. as well as with the liquid bulk operations. – 1800 hrs.W. however. which must be loaded directly onto railroad flat cars and be removed from ship’s side.18␥ 21. Operator: Central Romana Corp. and in limited quantities. Easter. La Romana and the beach..). entering Manzanillo Bay from the east. near Puerto Plata. Isla Catalina: Isla Catalina. Volume 1. Bridges: None. vessels should dock bow in. CONSULS: All consuls in Santo Domingo. hose. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: To be provided by vessel. Agent and Pilot were contacted on VHF Channel 16 and instructions given. Slop facilities: None. on Saturdays. FRESH WATER: Sometimes available by pipeline in limited quantities and at varying pressures. Mondays to Fridays. mainly bananas and import of clinker. page 120. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Each crew member will be allowed to take ashore one only opened package of cigarettes. from where connections to all the world.) wide. in approximately 45 ft. it is a little noisy for a while. 70. At approximately Lat. more frequent flights from Las Americas International Airport. approximately 100 km. La Romana is easily identified by large quantities of black and white smoke issuing from the Central Romana Corporation plant close to the west of the dock. Berth was well guarded. FUEL: Fuel and diesel are available by truck only. On completion of loading. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: March 1989. When abreast the light a course of 111␥ will lead into the Bay a short distance north of the pier. REPATRIATION: Arranged via Santo Domingo.) long. updates and additions to this information. 746 We welcome all advice. MAX. Agent/Berth Operator: Central Romana Corporation. Length of wharf is 720 ft. MEDICAL: Doctors and hospital facilities available. Judged correctly. bearing 166␥ ␺ 5. The pier has undergone extensive repairs. connections for the discharge of fuel and diesel oils. Fuel: Not available. boat with a small outboard.h. Wharf is kept tidy and clean. Fire. There is deep water within 2 cables of the shore so ship can be swung very soon after leaving the channel. Distance from Pilot to berth: 1 mile. The anchorage is approached from the open sea in the S. the wharf is about 2. CRUISE FACILITIES: See ‘‘Agent’s Report’’ dated August 2000. Puerto Rico. REPATRIATION: Facilities available. There are no forklifts available for general cargo. LOA: Vessels with greater length than this vessel (LOA 170 m. AGENT’S REPORT: August 2000. etc.p. depending on vessel size and configuration. (809) 481-4542 or VHF Channel 16. shore labour disconnected the hose after a sloppy line blow. there is a small floating jetty. Max. 467 – Bayajibe to Haina and La Romana – Plan.. A ship arriving from the west should stay about 6 miles off Cape Haitian Light. Mondays through Fridays. AIRPORT: La Union International Airport is about 130 km. FRESH WATER: Available from 2 in. The town of Montecristi is 30 km. Berth: (See ‘‘Plan’’). Sailing Directions: No. consisting of 2 mooring buoys on its western.) would have difficulty entering.45 W. and tanks for molasses and furfural. with 3 sugar loading arms at the north end and several liquid cargo loading points set into the dock for molasses (blackstrap and edible) and furfural.200 tonnes of furfural loaded in 19 hours (221 tonnes/hr. so ship was free of unwelcome visitors. FUEL: Diesel available by truck (no pump) from Santo Domingo. DENSITY: 1025. TUGS: No tugs available. 71.43 N. This port has about 5 sailings per month for export of fresh fruit. side.) through a 6 in. landing their passengers by semi-rigid inflatable onto the beach or by tender at La Romana.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BERTHING: The pier is 220 m. which has warehouses for bulk sugar. arranged for ship’s launch/tender docking. (720 ft. the shippers usually paying any additional expenses for overtime.. Sugar is always loaded around the clock and on holidays. Loading/discharge hoses: 1 ␺ 6 in. at the Casa de Campo resort.000 gallons. pipeline on pier at 8 t. has an offshore mooring arrangement for cruise vessels within a sheltered anchorage. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police.

Santo Domingo and copy to Agent (B & R. charts 3689. SIZE: Max. Density: 1025. fuel oil.M. Loading: Shore Line System: From shore to ship: 1␺28 in. Tugs: No tug assistance required. A small tug is used for transportation of personnel and equipment from/to the shore.. Authorities: After vessel is moored Pilot acts as Agent together with a senior Custom Officer who came on board with the Pilot. Long.Venezuela). from the port with regular international flights. 1 Vaccination List. 18␥ 12. Reference: B. line from tank farm to shore 750 m.M. and operated by Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo.. REPAIRS: No facilities available.M. 2 Lists of Arms & Ammunition. heading parallel to the hose strings and then turns the vessel to stem the current flow. Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory and can be arranged 24 hours a day. steam jacket or similar facilities not available.s. laundry. and it is pumped by pipeline to the Refinery in Haina (Itabo). of S. cables and telex.A. Pilotage: Pilotage compulsory. mostly from Venezuela and Mexico. 70␥ 11. Repairs: Not available. long..W. Max. severely punishable offence. weight to be lifted 5 tons. Also a small tug carries crew and gear required. Master’s Remarks: When approaching from the south.2' N. Anchorage: Temporary anchorage on the coastal bank to the west of S. and is operated by the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo.A. except in the case of extreme weather conditions. Slop discharge possible upon request and after agreement. S. the coast of Dominican Republic gives a good radar target. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Required. etc. consignees documents etc.B. except for extreme emergencies. Pilot boards about 1 mile southwest of SBM.M.Mexico) and Maraven (Cardon/Miranda. Snotters to the bitts from the central Panama lead. 2 Passenger Lists.B. Weather: Wind: N. Customs and Immigration are in attendance. Mooring launch attends on arrival and departure bringing to and removing from the vessel all the gear required for mooring (Snotters. (Refidom SA).5 knots.2' N.A. The SBM is approximately 2.W. this will be treated as an attempt to smuggle. Radar: The radar reflector on the S. and is pumped by pipeline to the Refinery in Haina (Itabo). Product: Crude oil discharge.B. length 854 ft. 5 Firearms Declarations. 18␥ 12.E. fresh water or other services at the Terminal. floating hoses. As stated above the vessel is able to dock and un-dock at any stage of the tide day or night. Palenque or Punta Palenque is a Single Buoy Mooring facility. MEDICAL: No facilities available. pressure on line 125 p. GENERAL: Services: There are no services for supplying fuel. Loading Master plus 3 men remain on board. 1␺28 in. Terminal Operator: Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo S. a small tug with black hull and white superstructure.M. 6 Passenger Lists (nil).. 542-2520.. 2 Stores Lists.. but seldom demanded. the nature of the bottom at the berth was sand and coral.5 miles off Punta Palenque. Shore leave not permitted. Pilot can be contacted on VHF Channel 16 and 14.i. The tug delivers the mooring gear consisting of one grommet rope of 15 in. Operations Co-ordinator. LOA 1.. Hoses: S.5 m. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: 1977 (Updated 1998).4' W. The vessel called at Punta Palenque to discharge a cargo of feedstock from Venezuela. Max. to suit vessel’s draft. 747 . Product Handled: Crude Oil.5 miles. Authority: Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo. Size: Max. and max. located at Lat.000 barrels. fuel oil and diesel oil not available. hoses to ship’s manifold 27. Ship’s accommodation ladder not required.3' W. Strops. The Loading Master. Pilot boards 1 mile S. 1 Health Declaration. otherwise notarised by the Chamber of Commerce at sailing port or pay local requirements fee. 70. The ship’s official documents were not examined. Punta Palenque Pilot could be contacted at a distance of 30 miles. etc. after the vessel is all fast.550 m. FAX: (809) 542-3566. fresh water. and is operated by the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo. AIRPORT: Las Americas International Airport is approximately 100 km.E.B. circumference. They receive reconstituted crude oil.. 3264320 (RCA). Consuls: All consular affairs must be handled at Santo Domingo..i. Buoy fitted with Radar Reflector and flashing red light. Contact: Maximo Vina. The port derrick to be rigged in advance to accept mooring gear from the tug and lift hoses (2␺12 in. any changes should be passed to the Agent through ‘Curacao Radio’ as at no time whilst on passage from Punta Cardon could traffic be passed through ‘Santo Domingo Radio’.B.5 miles S. 1 Crew Effects List. Size: LOA 1. Health: Radio Pratique not available. Time: Pilot advises time is GMT minus 4 hours (throughout the year). Velocity about 1. Cargo surveying is carried out by an independent surveyor. which must be taken to Santo Domingo. but Masters should caution them not to take on their persons any dutiable articles. Max. from a small tug having black hull and white superstructure. Supplement No. Nature of bottom: sand over coral.2' N.A. AGENT’S REPORT: May 1996. VHF contact made with the refinery when 45 miles from the S. also Loading Master and/or his assistant.W.. Services: Fresh water. Berthing Master and Sailing Pilot all speak English. to the shore tanks is 1. Two junior Custom Officers will stay on board during the stay in port. The vessel cannot under any circumstances dock without the Pilot as the Loading Master is stationed on the forecastle head and advises Pilot of helm and engine requirements when approaching S. handing the message to local agents. This facility is about 2. The Pilot acts for Agent. underwater hose systems from seabed to buoy. number of crew. when cases are landed and taken to Santo Domingo.s.000 ft. Restrictions: None.500 m. Tugs: Available and compulsory. General: Vessel’s ETA by telex to be given to Santo Domingo from the last port of call. Maximum back pressure: 150 p. TANKERS: Loading/Discharging: Cargoes mainly handled at the Terminal are reconstituted crude oil mostly from Venezuela and Mexico. All cargo handling surveyed by independent inspector nominated by Refidomsa.M.M. at about 11 miles distance. is equipped with VHF Channels 16 & 14. can be arranged throughout 24 hours. Distance from the S. Medical: Not available. SBM could be picked up See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi).3' W. Contact Agent. Max. draft 48 ft. permissible draft 45 ft. DENSITY: Salt water.B.W. except in the case of extreme weather conditions. Republica Dominicana.B..11 W. At night the launch also illuminates the hose string. leaving with papers. located about 2. submarine line 2. of SBM from a small tug with black hull and white superstructure. SBM is located in position 18␥ 12. West Indies Pilot Volume 1. 18␥ 12' N. CONSULS: All consular affairs must be handled at Santo Domingo. PILOTAGE: Compulsory. VHF: See ‘‘Pilotage’’. MAX./hr. Trades Current: Predominating from east to west but sometimes shifting to opposite direction for short periods. ETA required by Pilot at least 6 hours before arrival. Under no condition is pure water to be discharged via the hoses. Documents: 7 Crew Lists. TUGS: Available and compulsory. Pilot boards about 1 mile S.000 cu.. 8 Crew Lists. string). doctor.000 ft.B. Apartado 1439. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 579-9410. (waiting area) vessel approaches the buoy on a N. Shore booster pump not available. No medical assistance. provisions. about 165 m. The rope is to be attached to the ship’s bow stopper by OCIMF standard chafing chain. draft 45 ft. Pilot boat. Radio: Crude predominantly supplied from Pemex (Pajaritos. provisions. as the Customs will search such men upon landing and should any such articles be found on their persons. Tel: ␣1-809 (809) 579-9615. at this facaility. (Telegraphic Address: Refidomsa). located in position Lat. SBM shows on radar at a distance of about 11 miles. Tugs: Not available for mooring.3' W.). Mooring and unmooring 24 hours a day. 70␥ 11.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHORE LEAVE: Members of crew are allowed to go ashore at this port. 3 Stores Lists.A. whether any sickness on board. 3 1975. Pilot boards approximately 1 mile S. Tel: (809) 542-2700. Pilot vessel operates on VHF Channels 16 and 14. Pilot delivers Outward Clearance. max. hoses connected to the ship’s manifold (2␺12 in. Santo Domingo. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. To be legitimised by Dominican Consulate if possible. see ‘‘General’’ – ‘‘Authorities’’). LOCATION: Palenque or Punta Palenque is a Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) facility. 70␥ 11. 2␺16 in. 2␺16 in.. offshore. Maximum rate of discharge: 6. When 1 mile from the S. Port Manager. Services: None of the following are available. long.m.B.). 2␺12 in. and a small tug is used for transportation to/from shore. call sign Punta Palenque Pilot. or 2. Berthing: Single Buoy Mooring. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master. Messages to be sent to Refidomsa. who then passed our amended ETA to the Pilot. airport. S.5 miles off Punta Palenque. Clearance last Port.A. Restrictions: A vessel may enter and leave the port during hours of darkness and at any stage of the tide. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: 1976 (Updated 1998). Documents: Last Port Clearance. Shore Leave: Not possible. 2 Customs guards and the Loading Master remain on board and should be provided with cabins and meals. General: No navigational hazards approaching Punta Palenque from the south. 70␥ 11. Messages should include draft on arrival. except for extreme emergencies. Messengers to and from SBM are handled by a small work boat. PALENQUE: 18. Connection amidships. hospital. Masters to send ETA Punta Palenque before sailing from loading ports. port side. Long. 2 Lists of Narcotics. At the time of berthing depth of water under the keel by echo sounder was 45 ft. 471. repatriation not possible. Storage: 889. Berthing: Position of S. property of Refineria Dominicana S. of the SBM. repairs. Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory. which is the waiting area. is excellent and gives out a good echo at 10 miles. Telex: 3460342 (ITT). Pilot moors the vessel with the assistance of the Loading Master who gives directions on the focs’le.12 N. he also maintains VHF contact with the Agent in Santo Domingo through the refinery. Moorings: Plaited ropes with cable chafing lengths shackled between the two plaited ropes. S. of Punta Palenque light. Cables: Refidom.M. RESTRICTIONS: None.M. Repairs: None available.

Fortaleza light): No. including cruise ships which have preferential berthing rights. capacity. and no problems were experienced berthing there with a draft of 7. and is the only one in this area receiving both general and bulk cargoes. of Punta Fortaleza which has a conspicuous plume of smoke giving a good indication of wind direction and strength. The Pilot boards from a small fibreglass boat as close to the buoys as the vessel is willing to come. FRESH WATER: Pipeline at wharves. Caribbean and South America. They are displayed from white square towers with red tops. There is VHF communication with the pilot office but once he leaves the office to come to the vessel there is no further communication.W. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. 1 (Old). and further facilities available in Santiago and Santo Domingo. The leading lights give a line slightly to the east of the centre of the buoyed channel.p. MAX. (300 m. Maximum Draft: 29 ft. The multi-buoy mooring system was designed for a barge with maximum dimensions 130 m. TUGS: Compulsory for vessels over 500 g. are connected to submarine pipelines approximately 400 m. but its capacity is only about 40 – 50 tonnes/hr. Pilot will advise best location. Berth No. Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted by radio telephone. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. AIRPORT: La Union International Airport is located about 20 km. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available outside port.). The pier is about 2. also the chimney S. The length of this pier is approximately 115 m. The leading lights are fixed red and are conspicuous on the leading line and appear to be in the charted positions. (44 m.. – 15 ft.) wide.). and which is 984 ft. HW and 34 ft. updates and additions to this information. 1 (Old). The pier is approximately 10 ft. Storage Facilities: There is a shed managed by the Port Authority with 6. Maximum Draft: 24 ft. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. No.W.) is stationed at the port. for fuel oil. 20 ft.1 m. which is usually very busy with deep-draft vessels. (inner). A Dominican Republic Navy tug (800 h. (300 m. 2 (Old): This berth is located on the eastern side of the ‘‘Old’’ finger pier and is about 360 ft. 1 (New). beam 100 ft. Berth No. Further repair facilities available in Santo Domingo. (S. TANKERS: Vessels berth at molasses/petroleum berth. Equipment: See Berth No. the closest one to the end has now been demolished. built in the 1970’s. east of Puerto Plata and has daily flights to/from San Juan.75 m. The eastern side of this pier has a line of steel pilings approximately 2 m. Because the pier is in poor structural condition. (outer). Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 – 1200 hrs. and which is divided into 3 sections for different import and export cargoes. Two or more vessels may occupy this berth. None of the buoys are lit and all are of the same rust colour. and which is 984 ft. but can be opened at Master’s request. REPAIRS: Minor repairs only. above the water line at high tide.) (outer). away. and sails around 1700 hrs. Pilots: The ETA will be passed to the Pilots by the Agents. Owen Rock and the wreck. Fortaleza is sometimes working but is very weak. due to its state of disrepair. above the water line. operated by the Port Authority. built in the 1970’s.41 W. depending on their length. 1 (New). These lights are unreliable and although usually on throughout the day are often out at night. CONSULS: All consular affairs for this port are generally handled in Santo Domingo.. Fortaleza extending into the buoyed channel but with the movement of the buoys this is no longer the case.000 sq. (110 m. (S. Current: There is usually a strong set to the west when approaching on to the wreck and Owen Rock but on occasions this can be reversed and an easterly or southerly set experienced. please note that this berth is not presently being used for general and bulk cargo operations. Berth No. 748 We welcome all advice. 6 in. (110 m. etc. Two hoses. It is about 360 ft. at about 100 ft.8 m.) ␺ 25 m. Equipment: See Berth No. Europe. (S. (S.465 miles No. SIZE: LOA 700 ft. The Pilot advised that entry and departure is in daylight only. and also exporting tobacco. built in the 1970’s. Maximum Draft: 24 ft.E. 1 (Old): This berth is on the western side of the ‘‘Old’’ finger pier. due to its poor condition. 70. Equipment: See Berth No.S. and has frequent flights to the United States.). alongside this pier but the Pilot has advised that there is 29 ft. Any vessels on this berth are moved off either to another berth if available or out to sea. for diesel oil and 1␺16 in. fresh water or other services. 2 352␥ 0. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Can be performed by crew or stevedores. It is not presently being used except as a lay-by berth. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. none of the lights are reliable and the buoys are often not clear on radar due to clutter. Approaches: BA. There have been a number of changes recently in the pilots and in March 1989 Pilot Domingo proved competent both entering and leaving. There are no lights on the old pier and vessels berthed there are usually in darkness.49 N. LOA. depth on bar 37 ft. The buoys are not as charted.W.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Airport: Las Americas International Airport is about 100 km. Buoy No. partly above water. ‘‘New Pier’’. from the storage tanks on shore. PUERTO PLATA: 19. Except on major holidays (New Year. GENERAL: No boats to be lowered without official permission. Approximate positions of the buoys obtained by radar (bearings and distances from Pta. The lights on the new pier are confined to the walls of the cargo shed which is at the landward end of the pier. Two or more vessels may occupy this berth. There is also a pipeline for fuel and diesel oil that leads to the utility company’s shore tank nearby. FUEL: Diesel and fuel oil available by truck from Santo Domingo. are conspicuous. Buoy No. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival. Equipment: See Berth No. Easter and Christmas). 1 (New). there are hoppers. and Saturdays 0800 – 1200 hrs. 3 334␥ 0.W. (See Plan) The port of Puerto Plata is the main commercial port on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. However. 3 is close to its charted position.m. There were 2 floodlight towers on the new pier. Ship’s hoses used. Smith-Enron Power Plant: At the western end of the bay.W. agricultural commodities. of Pta.) long and 144 ft. above the water line at high tide. from and parallel to the dock. Storage Facilities: See Berth No. grab buckets and payloaders. PILOTAGE: Pilot arranged by Agent on basis of Master’s advance notice of ETA. Channel 16 is used exclusively for communications. 2 (New): This berth is on the western side of the ‘‘New’’ finger pier. The western.75 m. The usual grain and feed berth is the outer end of the east side of this pier. 4 into the harbour. RESTRICTIONS: No entry or departure at night. MEDICAL: Full medical attention is available in Puerto Plata.5 miles from the sea buoy.W.t. and 1400 – 1800 hrs. (82 ft. Chart 463. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. (S. Contact ship’s Agent. ports. Storage Facilities: There is a small shed of approximately 2. the anchorage is dangerous. 1␺12 in. In rough weather. it is rarely used. (425 ft. Equipment: Forklifts of various capacities are available for the handling of general cargoes. Storage Facilities: See Berth No. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs guards. Buoy No. 3 (New): This berth is located at the tip of the ‘‘New’’ finger pier. DENSITY: Salt water inside harbour. (S. An attempt has been made to fender the tops of the pilings with tyres but most have slipped and afford little protection. 16 ft. 2 has been moved closer in shore and Buoy No. shallow away from dock to as little as 14 ft. (44 m. There is also pneumatic discharging equipment or vacuvator available for heavy grain. depth in harbour 30 ft. Berths: The Eastern.) there. and as a lay-by berth.A. 1 (New). ‘‘Old Pier’’. but the ship’s gear is used in most cases. The pier is about 2. 1 and Buoy No. work may be ordered at overtime rates around the clock and on weekends. Maximum Draft: Depth alongside 29 ft. on one occasion. The chart shows the shelf off Pta. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: At Santo Domingo. but on Mondays this is reserved for the passenger vessel ‘Caribe’ which arrives at about 0800 hrs. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes are provided by Immigration Authorities.75 m. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bond is sealed.) wide.). frequency 2738 and 2638. Pilot boards 0. Tugs: There is no tug available at this port.) long. and draft 30 ft. Berth No. except by tankers discharging fuel and diesel oil for the local utility company.) long and 144 ft. these pilings are in very poor condition due to corrosion and damage. 4 328␥ 0.) (inner). LW. depth. 1 (New) for information. there are no facilities for supplying bunkers. and can accommodate a vessel of up to 250 ft. TELEPHONES: Nearest in Customs House alongside wharves. reduced to 12 in. (8. Maximum Draft: 26 ft. 1 (New): This berth is the eastern side of the ‘‘New’’ finger pier.265 miles.355 miles. Entry and Departure at Night: Not recommended. is in fairly good condition with fendering on the east and west sides. Mondays through Fridays. on pick-up buoys.) long. from the side of the pier. For the handling of bulk cargoes. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country. Depth at entrance 42 ft.W. The chart shows some 5. Pilot also on VHF Channel 16. is in poor condition with the end corner bollards either missing or damaged.000 sq. CRANES: Not available. General: Because of the nature of this installation. The light S. Storage Facilities: See Berth No. both are damaged and not working. Wait until the boat is seen crossing the harbour before approaching too close as it can take a long time from the Pilot advising that he is on his way until the boat reaches the channel buoys.).). (S.m. 6 are missing.. . Miami and New York. there is a 3 buoy mooring facility for reception of diesel and fuel oil to the Smith-Enron Power Plant.E. STEVEDORES: ETAs required 24 hours and 12 hours before arrival to arrange gangs. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: March 1989. The area has been dredged to 34 ft. This berth is used by several container vessels with regular service to the U. BERTHING: Berth No.

are doubtful. Charts: B. draft 32 ft. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. The average loading rate is 4.75 m. (brackish water). weather conditions and vessel characteristics. 3 West: This berth is 181 m. There is much less water at the landward end of this pier.) long. out of town.000 American gallons. A further search is carried out before departure and before the clearance is issued. beam 100 ft. Tel: ␣1 (809) 586-6566. 1. There is sometimes quite a swell running inside the harbour..$12. this berth is presently used by small general cargo vessels handling light cargoes such as plywood. and 0800 hrs. Please contact Agent for further information. of water alongside at this berth (9. the apron is also in a damaged condition. The port of Haina mostly handles bulk. apron 8.p. storage space available. Depths.100 sq. Storage facilities: The sugar mill has 2 bulk sugar warehouses with a total capacity of more than 150.m. 5 copies Stores List. of water alongside (7. (See Plan) LOCATION: The port of Haina is situated to the west of the centre of the city on the Haina River (Rio Haina).12 m. ANCHORAGES: It is suggested that vessels anchor off the port of Santo Domingo. above the waterline at H. – 1200 hrs. etc. Bunkers: Fuel and diesel oil are available by tank trucks of either 5. and on one occasion a Chief Engineer after waiting for 5 days caught the next managed vessel back to the U. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. as well as on Saturdays. Total discharged 3. Mobile cranes. These sheds were originally built to store bagged sugar awaiting shipment. Ship’s gangway is recommended.19 t. 1 copy Maritime Declaration of Health. SIZE: LOA 700 ft.) wide and 3. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. Documents: Ship’s standard forms are accepted.A. Maximum draft: 30 ft. 471. Net gang hours 66. the pavement is cracked and the supporting structure weak. due to the state of disrepair. (623 ft. Shore Passes: Shore passes are issued by Immigration on arrival and should be carried. but generally they are not asked for by the gate guards.75 m. within the modern city limits. aft.S. Anchorage at Haina is considered unsafe and only to be used in case of emergency. Gross gang hours 155. trailers and homogeneous breakbulk cargoes. making it useless for any other discharging operations.6 Net rate 49. but depending on circumstances. 1 West’’ above. for repatriation. usually in very heavy downpours. The request for permission must contain the names of the prospective employees and is stamped by the Official and issued to the dock guard. The port anchor is used for berthing and unberthing.$25. 1 West’’ above. and only rarely for containers directly onto flatbeds. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. such as steel products not requiring covered storage and bagged cargoes. but before any work is started permission must be obtained from the Comandante del Puerto. Syndicate employees are charged at about U.000 – 5. Communications: All arrival messages are sent to Santo Domingo office and relayed whether by telephone or public telex to Puerto Plata.A.h. and 850 h. Note: Presently there are no bunkers available for ships because of a local shortage of fuels.000 tons. 8 copies of a Stowaway List are required if vessel has any on board. MAX. Cargo Work: Discharging of ground nut pellets is by grabs on ship’s cranes into hoppers on the dock and taken away by lorries. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. (593 ft. Baggage and personal effects are cleared by Customs at the dock and it can take up to 8 hours to complete formalities. starting again at around 0800 hrs. Chart No. – 1800 hrs..W.01 m. Equipment: Forklifts of 4. Time lost: Lack of trucks 49. consisting of a continuous conveyor belt system from the Rio Haina Sugar Mill directly to the spout-thrower that loads and trims the cargo.000 tons during 24 hours. It is 190 m.) long.S. 70. This berth has a mechanical bulk sugar loading facility.6 m. except during major holidays. Port Authorities: The authorities will board on arrival with the Agent. Mondays through Fridays. The pier is approximately 2. PILOTAGE: Pilot boards from small boat flying a flag with a white ‘‘P’’ on a black background. Maximum draft: 33 ft.S. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. This berth is also frequently used by tankers discharging fuel and/or diesel oil to shore tanks. 5 copies Crew Effects List. It was reconstructed in 1997 for the sole use of liquid petroleum tankers and also to discharge distillate to shore tanks belonging to the local Refinery. Mondays through Fridays. (370 ft. and berth starboard side to the quay. General Weather: Early morning it is usually calm with the wind increasing from the east throughout the morning becoming strongest in the late afternoon. Provisions: Available and of reasonable quality and price. Berth No.5 tons. Working hours: Straight time working hours for general breakbulk and containerised cargoes are 0800 hrs.5 hours Rain 37.). except major holidays. – 1800 hrs. may be used at this berth. each with 2. and the Pilot reports that there is 23 ft. hence mostly homogeneous breakbulk is removed directly in trucks from the discharging vessel. Fresh water: Fresh water must be delivered by tank truck only.p.55 t. The outer 30 m. – 1200 hrs. 8 copies Passenger List (Nil declaration required). General breakbulk is not handled in great volumes due to the lack of sheds at the piers for storage. this was the berth used on this occasion and no problems were experienced berthing with drafts of 5. A search of the vessel and accommodation is carried out for contraband and stowaways before the vessel is cleared inwards. General chandlery and working stores are almost impossible to obtain.0 m.W.00 per day. Overtime may be worked around the clock and one weekends as per tariff. although sometimes difficult to get. of which only 110 m. Sundays and holidays with all overtime for the shippers’ account.300 tonnes.01 W.p.0 m. On another occasion. Fresh Water: This is available from the dock. 6 tons and 10 tons capacity are available for handling cargo. above the waterline at H. and depth 35 ft. Overtime may be worked around the clock and on weekends. particularly to the west side of the harbour. about 1. each night.75 Gross rate 21. not defaced with the Coat of Arms. Tel: (809) 542-3550. The port security fence has been removed over a distance of a few hundred metres.01 m. and 0800 hrs. The holdups are all due to lorries and although it is possible to work around the clock there are usually no lorries available and work ceases about 2100 hrs. forward and 6. Stowaways: Stowaways are a problem in spite of the patrolling guards. General Description: There are port facilities on both banks of the river.200 h. Working hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 hrs. as there is no pipeline alongside. the Pilot can be induced to move the vessel at night. can presently be used for berthing. Vessels going to load sugar swing inside the harbour with the aid of a tug. The tonnage discharged is checked by truck weights. on Saturdays.) wide and 2. Please contact Agent for further details. Local agents have difficulty in obtaining flights. 1 West (Sugar Berth): This is the berth nearest to the breakwater. above the waterline at H. which is only 4 miles away. Repatriation: There is an international airport close to Puerto Plata used mainly to fly tourists into the hotel complex some 20 km. especially at weekends.000 or 10. Berth No. 1 West’’ above.. 8 copies Crew List. The Agents are the stevedores but they do not supply the trucks. although the gate is always closed and guarded. if required.h. Load Line Zone: Puerto Plata is just inside the Tropical Zone but from 16th July to 31st October the Summer Zone is entered after 16 miles (northbound). – 1200 hrs.8 hours The trucks used are small general purpose vehicles carrying about 15 – 20 tonnes each and on some occasions only one truck was available to serve the two gangs working.W. The alternative berth is the west side of the New Pier. 6 in. Hence. Storage facilities: There are 2 sheds. 749 . on Saturdays.) as a vessel of this draft was seen struggling to get alongside and eventually managed. even though the hydrants on the dock are continuously running and stevedores open up the hydrants to wash. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master. a crane engineer discharged here was lost to his Company for two days. Casual Labour: Available at negotiable rates. Equipment: The mechanical bulk sugar loading system loads at about 200-250 tonnes/hr. Search the vessel well after they finish work and before sailing as casual workers could be potential stowaways. but this usually doesn’t affect vessels berthed alongside.0 mile from harbour entrance. Expect rain at all seasons.) long. There is sometimes a swell in the port. BERTHING: 12 berths available.8 hours Breakdown 1.00 per day. See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi). usually 7 to 10 people. (26 ft. RESTRICTIONS: Night-time entry and sailing is restricted. Working hours: Sugar is usually loaded 24 hours around the clock by the sugar mill. about U. lumber. (brackish water). 1 West’’ above. RIO HAINA: 18. Berth No.0 m. The bottom is soft mud and the harbour appears to be silting up from the Rio San Marcos. Depths: The depths are not as charted and the water gets shallow to the west of the leading line. the echo sounder showing clearance under the keel. Tel: ␣1 (809) 586-2576. Use of tugs is compulsory.p. TUGS: 2 tugs. 2 West: This berth is 113 m. containers. but are now primarily used for various import cargoes requiring covered storage. Contact Pilot on 2738 or 2638 and Channel 16 VHF. (brackish water). potential stowaways will swim out to ships from the beaches. – 1200 hrs. with an apron approximately 8. and 1400 hrs. Courtesy Flag: This must be the plain flag. (26 ft. These searches are usually only formalities at this port. The telex and telephone system in the Dominican Republic is often out of order. Maximum draft: 28 ft.25 N. Port Manager. and 1400 hrs. 8 copies Arms and Ammunition List (Nil declaration required). of this berth is used by small container vessels and there is timber strengthening for their mobile crane over this area.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC There is about 31 ft.

m. STEVEDORES: See individual berths. (brackish water).) wide and 1. this berth is rarely used by any other vessels. when Falconbridge vessels are not occupying it. depending on the type of vessel and cargo.) long with apron 17. No other storage facilities available at this berth. Trucks carry either 5. about 100 m. Forklifts of various capacities are available. is available nearby for general cargo requiring enclosed storage. mineral sand. SPECIALISED CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: See ‘‘Berthing’’. Equipment: Only shore facilities are pipelines for above-mentioned liquid cargoes from the vessel to the storage tanks. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. this pier is sometimes used for bulk cargoes.75 m. MEDICAL: All facilities in Santo Domingo.. 3 West’’ above. 1 East (Proteinas)’’ above.m. 3 West’’ above. 1 West’’ above. 2 hoppers on rails have been placed on the dock. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. is 2. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. 3 East (Falconbridge): This berth is 215 m. the pier is divided into sections A. The berth is 194 m. wide and 2. As vessels have to shift back and forth in order to position the hatch openings within reach of the crane. Equipment: Grain is discharged with a shore crane into hoppers at an average rate of 150-200 tonnes/hr. Coal is usually discharged by ship’s gear into hoppers. 1 East (Proteinas)’’ above. Mobile cranes can be hired if required due to breakdown of vessel’s gear or for gearless ships. Since 1983/1984. 1 West’’ above. 2 East (Fersan): This facility is called the Fersan Berth. Equipment: Forklifts of 4. 6 West: This berth is 134 m.m.) long. 1 East (Proteinas)’’above.) wide and height 1. and was granted preference at this dock. The berth was reconstructed during 1998 to also receive cement and clinker for Cementos Colon. are also available for hire. 6 East (Container Terminal): This berth is 700 m. palletised ferro-nickel ingots. 6 and 10 tons are available to handle general breakbulk. because the local Refinery has completed an off-shore buoy installation for receiving LPG by pipeline which is used by most vessels. above waterline at H. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. brackish water ranging between 1016 and fresh water.0 m. (866 ft.) long and approximately 2.75 m. C (515 m.D. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. warehouse and open container terminal from the Port Authority. Berth No. although most vessels using this berth are self-sustaining. Meal is slower. When bulk grain is discharged at this berth. and 180 m. Minimum depth: 32 ft.) long with apron approximately 12. spreaders. etc. container stripping terminal warehouse and open storage for containers. This berth may also be used by other vessels.855 sq. forklifts. Due to its length.0 m. above the waterline at H.. 5 West (Sealand): This berth is called the Sealand Berth. it is advisable for larger vessels to place a mooring line.855 sq.280 ft. from its spring or breast fairlead to the southern dolphin. (702 ft. Berth No. 2 (Fersan) for its head lines. ferro-nickel cones in wooden crates and import cargoes such as electrodes. 1 with 2. 1 East (Proteinas): This berth is privately owned by Sociedad Industrial Dominicana (S. such as payloaders. (33 ft.W. a large importer of corn and soybeans in bulk. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. Early 1994. 3 West’’ above. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. (brackish water). (brackish water). Stevedores also use a large front-end loader to clean the holds. Equipment: Mobile cranes. Storage facilities: The Port Authority’s Shed No. Storage facilities: Storage tanks are available for lubricants. It is used by molasses tankers loading from the shore storage tanks belonging to the Rio Haina Sugar Mill.5. for this type of cargo.) and height of 2.D. (636 ft. containers and breakbulk cargo not requiring covered storage. has 6 silos. (brackish water). 1 West’’ above. Berth No. .W. However. 1 West’’ above. (39 ft. When not occupied by these vessels. receivers frequently work overtime at this berth for their own account. capacity is located nearby and can accommodate general cargo. updates and additions to this information.) and D (185 m. Maximum draft: 30 ft. When not in use by one of the regularly scheduled Ro-Ro liner services. the berth is used for other bulk cargoes (soda ash. on average. and occasionally for assisting in the loading of bagged fertiliser for export. and was intended for handling containers.) and for homogeneous breakbulk and containers. (600 ft. Berth No.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Berth No. exports ferro-nickel products on pallets and in crates as well as in containers. 3 West’’ above. Maximum draft: Maximum draft 33 ft. Storage facilities: A large open yard for containers and trailers with modern lighting and other facilities is presently nearing completion of construction. 1 West’’ above. The berth consists of a central platform supporting a shore crane on rails and hoppers for discharging and three dolphins for securing the vessel’s lines.. during weekends and on most holidays.9 m.0 m. lumber. This pier is 185 m. 3 West’’ above. etc. many vessels use their own gear. Maximum draft: 30 ft. Minimum depth: 32 ft. this berth has also been used for discharging coal in bulk for the electric utility Company into hoppers owned by Maritima Dominicana. (brackish water). Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No.000 American gallons.) wide and height 1. (2. Fersan also has front-end loaders for the cleaning of ship’s holds. and is therefore frequently referred to as the Molasses Berth. above the waterline at H.0 m. etc. which is basically an open yard for containers. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. averaging about 100-125 tonnes/hr. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No.000 tonnes. and is used primarily for the handling of containers and general breakbulk cargo. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. because delivery cannot be made during the discharging operations. due to the slow take-away by trucks. etc. scrap. Coal and other bulk cargoes must be hauled away immediately by trucks. Berth No.W. LPG operations are increasingly rare at this berth. and is used by tankers for discharging LPG. liquid chemicals. etc. However.800 sq.. Berth No. 1 East’’ above. There are also several large hoppers on the pier which are used to discharge bulk cargoes (coal. Equipment: Sealand has a private portainer and ancillary container handling equipment for its operations. (700 ft. Storage facilities: 3. Sealand installed a new container (gantry) crane. above the waterline at H. height above the waterline at H. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. Contact Agent for further information.75 m. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. Storage facilities: Molasses storage tanks connected by pipeline hold approximately 5 million gallons and are used for exporting molasses. and almost any other vessels with deep drafts.) long with apron approximately 1. usually at night on weekdays. the berth is used to discharge general breakbulk or homogeneous cargoes. 5 East: This berth is 214 m. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. This crane discharges fertiliser at about 100-125 tons/hr.). directly into a stationary hopper which feeds a conveyor to the Fersan mixing plant. in order to co-ordinate timely delivery. (500 ft. 3 West’’ above. There are 3 ramps available.200 tonnes of heavy grain. and limited space for lumber and other homogeneous breakbulk cargoes. 1 East’’ above. There are also 6 storage tanks for vegetable oils and fats. at 6D. Actual discharging rate is sometimes slower than capacity. and front-end loaders are used in the ship’s holds. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. There is a bollard on the breakwater. and is used frequently by Ro-Ro vessels. between the outer dolphins. 1 West’’ above. and also for bulk liquid chemicals. 1 West’’ above.). Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. is 153 m. exporting fertilisers in bags. The pier apron has height of approximately 2.m. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. including passenger cruise ships. with an apron approximately 8. Each dolphin has one bollard at its centre and the central platform has 3 bollards over a distance of about 28 m. and vessels carrying cargo for this company have preference in the use of this berth. 1 East (Proteinas)’’ above. 1 West’’ above. Bunkers: Fuel and diesel oil are delivered by tank truck. bulk fertilisers.) long with apron approximately 12.. 1 East’’ above. Storage facilities: The Port Authority’s Shed No. and is used for stripping containers. above waterline at H. 1. Storage facilities: Falconbridge has a Terminal. B.8 m. 4 West (Molasses Berth): This berth is 264 m.I. (SW).000 tons.000 or 10.75 m. 4 with approximately 3. Otherwise for overtime rates please contact Agent. but due to the frequent congestion of other berths.) long with apron approximately 10. Equipment: The Port Authority owns and the Shipping Association operates a large overhead gantry crane on rails that can handle containers. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. The open yard is available for trailers. because this company has a portainer crane and leases a 3.0 m.8 m. 1 East’’ above. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. Maximum LOA permissible is about 700 ft. one at each end and one in the centre.W. the berth is used for discharging bulk grain. Equipment: Fersan has one crane mounted on rails which is used for all bulk discharging. 1 East’’ above. and is used to discharge feed grain and meal in bulk as well as vegetable oils and fats in bulk. Storage facilities: S. there is no shed available for cargo.W. lubricants and liquid paraffin to shore tanks. (55 ft. Other equipment. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. (39 ft. clinker and grain) into trucks. with 2. 3 West’’ above. This limits the discharge rate to about 80 tons/hr. Equipment: Forklifts are available for handling the cargo on the pier and in the vessel’s holds.W. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. 4 East: This berth is 215 m. leading astern. etc. above the waterline at H. Maximum draft: 28 ft.). Falconbridge receives fuel oil in bulk frequently. Maximum draft: 31 ft. Berth No.m. Total capacity exceeds 30.. with a total capacity for 6. Because of the volume of its operations. The nearest warehouse is the Port Authority’s Shed No.) long.9 m. storage capacity. from the southern dolphin. Bunkers: See ‘‘Berth No. LPG and liquid paraffin. However.). Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No.I. from the central platform. Vessels normally berth starboard side alongside utilising the bollard at the end of Berth No. (brackish water). above the waterline at H. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. Maximum draft: 30 ft. (at 6A) – 25 ft. steel. (brackish water).800 sq. and approximate height of apron above the waterline at H. small hoppers are used and the cargo is hauled away in trucks. Equipment: 3 ramps allow Ro-Ro vessels to discharge at this berth. and by contract has preferential berthing at this pier for its own vessels. Storage facilities: The fertiliser company has storage space available for both bulk and bagged fertilisers. 750 We welcome all advice. Two of the hoppers feed directly into trucks and the third onto a conveyor leading to the silos. Occasionally. The total length of the berth. (at 6C) and approximately 20 ft. Working hours: See ‘‘Berth No. and imports general breakbulk and containerised cargoes on a regular basis. The Falconbridge Dominicana Terminal is located alongside. mobile cranes.W.W.600 sq.W. and forklifts for handling bagged cargoes. 1 East’’ above. Fresh water: See ‘‘Berth No. Berth No. and the stevedoring companies have other equipment (mules. each with a capacity for approximately 1. Arrangements must be made in advance of arrival through the Agent. (700 ft.. because it is controlled by the fertiliser company Fertilizantes Santo Domingo (Fersan) and used primarily for their own bulk discharging operations.0 m. (440 ft. Open yard can accommodate containers and trailers. forklifts and other equipment may be hired for operations. 3 West’’ above. Maximum draft: 30 ft.

and after arrival. consistent with steerage. We entered the harbour through the entrance (buoyed channel). diesel and intermediate fuels available by truck. Ship’s port crane or boom to be ready on arrival and manifold reducer fitted. Agents. 2. Container berth under construction. Also see ’’Berthing’’.905 tonnes. On departure. Ratguards were fitted to all moorings. the tug should be ordered to push on the starboard quarter. 751 . Approaching the berth. REPAIRS: Minor repairs in Santo Domingo. clearance either side of the ship when passing the entrance buoys). Final moorings were as per plan. surveyors. to the shore installations of the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo. a mooring boat attended to assist in running lines. Restrictions for Rio Haina: (AA) Max. Pilots/Port did not have a dedicated figure. from the ship. length given. When asked. 18␥ 24' N. The first lines were head lines. Approach to the Berth: The tanker should be instructed to proceed to a point 1 nautical mile south of the CBM. (b) When wind speed is in excess of 25 knots. The Pilot taking us out was the son of the Pilot who had brought us in. ‘‘Shipmaster’s Report’’ dated September 1994... Hoses: For discharging. With an offshore wind. This new installation. the diameter of the hose is 8 in. and on the final approach.. the Pilot disembarked. Ship’s staff also carried out their own search. contour.5' W. should the vessel break out of the moorings. at the Pilot Station.N. mooring vessels bow pointing towards the sea. The jetty was of solid concrete construction. Pilot said all was OK and no other deep draft vessels would be passing over it during our stay. etc. Cargo onboard: 24. It was important to bring the vessel slowly and squarely in to the jetty to prevent any part of the ship falling in between the fenders and contacting the jetty. Pilot boarded at 0724 hrs. Displacement: 45. The initial approach is in a northwesterly direction with a gradual turn to starboard (See ‘‘Plan’’).DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TANKERS: CBM operated by Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo. which kept vessel nicely alongside in conjunction with the moorings. Shore maximum back pressure allowed was 10 kg. and hawse pipe guards were in place. with one tug forward and one tug aft pushing. The moorings can accommodate vessels up to 570 ft. and they quickly fled. and Buoy No. It may be necessary to use the rudder and engines to keep the vessel clear of the seaward buoys whilst the anchor is being recovered. shore police boarded the vessel to carry out a stowaway search. but sufficient. Once alongside. 5. Long. fresh water and other port services. (31 ft. All line handling ashore was by ‘‘hand power’’. to east during our stay. but no reply until 0530 hrs. and to seaward of it. and that visibility towards the shore is drastically reduced within a few minutes after sunset. It is estimated that a normal approach will take 45 minutes to 1 hour. 1. Authorities. Depth: 19.p. 70␥ 01. The tanks were 0. 4 have been released. Pilots/Port said vessel was OK for berthing. Therefore as soon as we were inside the harbour. Draft: Forward 26 ft./hr. The shore line was 10 in. (d) If the draft of the tanker is in excess of 9.25 m. Ship’s crew performs connection with supervision from terminal personnel. Also see ‘‘Berthing’’. 4 and the remainder let go in the following order: No. The vessel went ahead to the widest part of the harbour (See ‘‘Plan’’) and turned to port. If conditions permit. Ship’s engines and anchor were utilised in conjunction with the tugs to bring the ship alongside. 2 should be used as a point of reference when entering the berth. draft: 29 ft. On completion there will be 750 m. exact density depends on location of berth and flow of river. 5. the PLEM marker must always be on the port bow. No. but there was sufficient manpower to enable the job to be done in a reasonable time. and discharge was into 2 shore tanks. above sea level. and the headlines really were more like breast lines. approaches to the berth should not be considered after 1730 hrs. there were 4 shackles on deck. is used for discharging LPG and refined petroleum products such as gasoline. of berthing space for 3 Ro/Ro vessels. aft 27 ft. (BB) No max. The ship’s accommodation ladder was lowered to the jetty for access. Fresh water and even-keel. When these lines are secure and slack taken up. We expressed our concern that the anchor itself was stuck out in the middle of the harbour with ships passing over it. and no problems were encountered. the port anchor should be dropped and allowed to run out whilst a stern movement is instigated. Speed should therefore be kept to a minimum. the mooring launch could be used to nudge the buoys clear of the vessel’s stern. Tugs: A tug assists on arrival. which pulled the ship off the berth. Average discharge rate was 4. Before Boarding the Tanker: An inspection of the berth area must be made from the mooring launch for wind and swell conditions. Sufficient speed is required to pass through the narrow entrance channel (the tugs wait inside for the ship) followed by the need to stop as quickly as possible (There was about 10 m. each) then attended to assist in working us alongside. Communications with the shore were verbally across the dock. The 2 tugs (3.) S. Vessels must have a derrick boom capable of handling a hose weighing approximately 3 tons.5 m. and have a lee prepared for boarding the Pilot on the portside and with all way taken off the ship. 300 ASA hose connected to the port side for LPG.E. On no account should the port anchor be recovered whilst the vessel is in the berth.800 bbls. came astern on the engines. Departure is normally without tug assistance. and accommodation for them should be provided by the vessel. Pre-arrival ETA’s and messages to Agents had not been acknowledged by them. ‘‘Operator’s Reports’’ dated November 1995 and March 1996. it is essential that all mooring lines are taut and that the winch brakes are fully secure. as it provides the only security.t. Vessel arrived on 1st September at 0230 hrs. hose was connected. length 520 m. it was engines up to full astern and drop the starboard anchor. etc. Engines were utilised to keep the vessel positioned during the turn. were all friendly. Two shore police officers were arranged by the Agent for security. and the tugs manoeuvred vessel alongside.: 31. clear of the adjacent jetty. General Services: There are no facilities for supplying fuel.. the anchor was slacked until there was no weight on the cable. General Description: The approximate position of this facility is Lat. away and at a height of 42 ft. 4. At this time. the starboard anchor should be recovered and the port anchor allowed to run out until the vessel is in position. the mooring launch should be instructed to run mooring lines to Buoy No. If necessary. DEVELOPMENTS: Berth under construction. although there was some more room to play with aft. 5 have been recovered. The Pilot did not board until they had completed this search and cleared the ship. 4. which is about 3 nautical miles south of the port. By holding on to the starboard anchor.w.6 km.0 m. our berth was just inside the entrance.000 h. As a general rule. the assistance of this tug is essential and attempts at mooring without it should be avoided. 2 in. the Power Station chimney and the Refidomsa flare must never be allowed to close. The two 3. Once turned around. consisting of 4 mooring buoys and 2 cargo hose pick-up buoys. Unmooring Operations: The vessel should single up to either one or two lines to Buoy No. LOA. speed at entering the berth should be as low as possible. On completion of mooring. this swing will be accelerated and allowed to continue until the bow has cleared Buoy No. Once clear. At this point. the tugs stood-off and the ship gathered speed to transit the channel. when we were advised that the Pilot would board at 0700 hrs. Shore Personnel: 5 personnel from ashore remain on board during the duration of the discharge operations. dropped starboard anchor. After the lines from Buoy No.p. Prior to departure. With minimum way on the vessel. but care should be exercised so that the vessel does not over-run the anchor.W. with the weather lines having priority. 5 and finally the remaining lines on Buoy No. At no point during the approach must the vessel be allowed to cross the 10 m. which was about 200 m. Mooring Operations: The starboard anchor should be dropped when the bow of the tanker is just within the boundaries of the buoys and run out to 2 shackles. (c) When the approach to the berth is likely to be hindered by poor visibility caused by an approaching rain front or by the onset of darkness. the port anchor should be put in gear and heaving commenced as soon as the lines from Buoy No. Breadth: 32. (CC) Tankers only berth/unberth in daylight. Excessive speed at this point may require the use of stern movements to reduce headway.000 h. S. there is 1␺8 in. or could be telephoned from the Pilot’s office. engines and rudder were also used. No. as during the first night alongside there were 2 separate instances of thieves climbing the mooring ropes and gaining access to the maindeck. the tug should be instructed to stand-by whilst the remainder of the lines are run out. To assist in these requirements. diesel fuel. FRESH WATER: Fresh water available by truck. To prevent the stern swinging in to the jetty. CONSULS: In Santo Domingo. His knowledge of English was limited. Fortunately on both occasions they were spotted by ship’s staff and shore security. if so required. The Agents advised they could be contacted via VHF. off the port of Haina. all lines were let go and the anchor heaved in. At the same time. If these conditions exceed the working limitations of the mooring launch. The vessel should at this stage be turning to starboard under engines and rudder.6 m. the starboard anchor can be dropped and the engines used to assist in turning the vessel into the berth. although neither made fast.995 tonnes of fuel oil. 9 in. For discharging clean petroleum products. once they realised they had been discovered. Once in position. the forward part of the vessel was ahead of the forward end of the jetty. Vessel (On arrival): LOA: 226. tugs attended but did not make fast. A decision to abort the berthing operation can be made under the following circumstances: (a) When swell measured on the graduations of the PLEM marker is estimated to be in excess of 2. These turned out to be useful. Restrictions: Vessels are docked during daylight hours only. FUEL: Fuel oil. When lines to the weather buoys have been secured. The bow of the ship passed approximately 20 m. Speed must not be allowed to build up to an extent where engines have to be used to reduce it to a safe entry into the buoy area. D. When the bow is clear of Buoy No. DENSITY: Brackish water.A. REPATRIATION: Possible. As an additional precaution. Called Pilots/Port on VHF prior to arrival. As per plan. AIRPORT: Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo is only 25 miles away and is served by major international airlines. using the ship’s mooring lines rather than the tug.749 tonnes. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: September 1994. 1␺8 in. For all other information regarding this facility contact the Agent. then the operation must be delayed until the weather improves. it is better to manoeuvre the ship to the PLEM marker. and this may impart a sideways drift into the berth and the possibility of running over the hose and PLEM markers. See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi). His English was very good. fitted with large tyre fenders only.2 m.. Wind was N.

W. Cargo Handling Facilities: The cargo was discharged via 3 hoses (1␺8 in. Access ramp connecting the pier to the shore is 350 m. Pilot Radio Station frequency is 2738 and 2638. beam 120 ft. FUEL: Available by tank truck from Santo Domingo. SHIP OFFICER’S REPORT: December 1998. – 20 ft. TUGS: None available locally.). (salt water). off the port of Haina. about 1 hour’s drive by car. All mooring lines were secured to conventional mooring bollards on the quay.S. Novapour return.p. Very rarely a cruise vessel will call at the port. Vessel: Chemical tanker. For discharging clean petroleum products.18 W. Hoses: See ‘‘Plan’’. and the cargo hose pick-up lines by red marker buoys.4 8. 8 in. also VHF Channel 16.. The vessel then proceeded to the inner basin turning to port and proceeding back to berth on the west bank of the river at Berths No. The mooring lines were used to heave the vessel into position.E. The moorings can accommodate vessels up to 570 ft. Our vessel berthed alongside 4 large low impact fenders. Mondays through Fridays. This installation. is used for discharging LPG and refined petroleum products such as gasoline. about 60 km. fresh water and other port services. 70␥ 01. Berthing: The CBM berth lies N. Berthing: The vessel berthed between Berths No. etc. The berth consists of 4 mooring buoys with 2 submarine pipelines leading from the CBM to the storage facility. Signed: Director of Operations. Vessels must have a boom to handle a hose weighing about 3 tons. STEVEDORES: Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 – 1200 hrs. – S.000 d. OPERATOR’S REPORT: March 1996.26 W. BERTHING: Arroyo Barril Berth: This finger pier is 230 m. Cargo Handling Facilities: The manifold connection is located on the portside.0 8. Maximum draft: 31 ft. 2 from the bow and stern.0 m.W. Mostly refrigerated and dry cargo containers handled now at this facility. SHIP OFFICER’S REPORT: July 1998. 69. The port and starboard anchors were used during berthing.0 m.000 d. Notice: Issued by the Port Authority in April 1998: By means of this letter. Tel: ␣1 (809) 537-7201. Five persons from the shore remain on board for the duration of the discharge operations.83* Lube oil. For turning the vessel. Mooring: The ship approached the berth from the south.N. Tel: (809) 223-0071. alongside Piers No. The Pilot will board at Punta Balandra. off Quay. RESTRICTIONS: Day and night entry is possible. meeting the vessel at the outer turning basin off Berth No. the berth is to the N. A tug assists on arrival.) long and approximately 25. The pier can accommodate vessels on each side. CONSULS: At Santo Domingo. 2 of Rio Haina Occidental. and draft 34 ft.W. the starboard anchor was heaved home. Maximum draft: 34 ft. Rate 6 t. Density: 1024. LOCATION: The port of San Pedro de Macoris is located on the Higuamo River on the southern coast of the island. Ship’s port crane or boom to be ready on arrival and manifold reducer fitted. Sugar Terminal 182 27. Storage facilities: The storage tanks of the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo hold LPG. The Pilot boards about 1 mile south of the moorings.000 d. The ship’s crane was used to lift the cargo hoses onboard. including Arroyo Barril: 19. buoys. there are no facilities for supplying bunkers. Departure is normally without tug assistance. FRESH WATER: Available on pier.) (m. mobile crane and some other equipment available. one on the port and starboard bow. but it is highly recommended that the local Pilot be consulted before anchoring. Pilot boards from small unmarked motor boat.t. The port Samana is known by several other names. Contact: Port Manager. max.) CDE Wharf 180 27.h. except official holidays. Pilot meets vessels 0. .5 m.26 N. 1-2 west.m. updates and additions to this information. GENERAL: Charts: B.5' W. LPG. 300 ASA for LPG.. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. Mooring arrangement was 3 lines to each buoy. long and 13.w.. (9. 18␥ 24' N.. (See Plan) Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. Christmas. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage is available at several places in Samana Bay. beyond the new breakwater. consisting of 4 mooring buoys and 2 cargo hose pick-up buoys. AUTHORITY: Harbour Master. Storage facilities: An enclosed shed of 2. 40.31 Black. vessel should remain 3 miles south of the buoy. Mooring lines were run by the mooring launch to the 4 mooring buoys (2 buoys. As the vessel approached the mooring buoys.08 m. Ship’s crew performs connection with supervision from Terminal personnel.t. contact Agent. Mogas. Firefighting Equipment: There is a fire pump located at the northern end of the quay. Berthing: The berth lies N. draft is 21 ft. there is a minimum draft reading of 33. and 0800 – 1200 hrs.700 d. It consists of a flat faced quay with flat faced fenders approximately 20 m. at the same time a tug pushed amidships on the starboard side. Further treatment available in San Francisco de Macoris. (See Plan) Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. AIRPORT: Las Americas International and La Union International in Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata respectively are approximately a 4-5 hours’ drive by car. LPG.) wide and was built in the mid-1970’s. Mooring: The ship berthed starboard side to. and is located south of Rio Haina Harbour. wide. Berth: Refidomsa CBM.) (m. diameter. 463. PORT LIMITS: See ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. and 1400 – 1800 hrs. because there is a landing strip of this name nearby. 1. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port.E. If alongside. Vessel: Tanker 41. The entrance channel is marked with 8 buoys. 69. Work may be ordered at overtime rates on holidays and around the clock. Berth: Berth No. 1 and 2. Lubridom/CDE 170 26. Gangway: Ship’s accommodation ladder was landed on the quay.5 m. Pilot Tel: (809) 538-2283. placing the bow between the 2 S. Easter. one on the port and starboard quarters). Vessels are docked during daylight hours only.w. Berth: Berths No. Miniimum depth alongside the quay is 9. Tugs: 3 tugs were used for berthing.6 m. Two steel submarine pipelines run from the Refidomsa storage tanks to the berth. Tel: (809) 538-2214. and occasionally Arroyo Barril. For prices and conditions.53 Fuel oil. apart. we state here in that. Contact Agent for details. and 2␺10 in. Refidomsa Buoy Moorings: The approximate position of this facility is Lat. Max.W. Also see ‘‘Plan’’. diesel fuel. * Draft if 15 ft. Once the stern had been swung to port. Note: Because of the nature of this installation. For ordering of gangs and stevedoring rates. in tidal range only 0. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. All mooring line leads were of medium length (See ‘‘Plan’’). Mooring arrangement was 3-2-2 fore and aft. Equipment: For discharging there is one hose to the port side. with the assistance of the mooring launch (See ‘Plan’’). on Saturdays.). SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: March 1998 (Updated March 2000). 1 and 2 at the end of a continuous quay. VHF: Port/Terminal operate on Channel 71. and 2 buoys.4 7.200 sq. to the shore installations of the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo. and one from the main deck.12 N. 752 We welcome all advice. Agent ‘Bravo Romeo’ operates on Channel 16. except on major holidays (New Year.A. SIZE: LOA 700 ft. Wires were used for the spring lines and ropes were used for all other mooring lines. Tugs must come from Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo.. contact Agent. as of this date. We berthed starboard side alongside with mooring lines tie-up 3-2-2 fore and aft with the springs being wires. Falconbridge 180 26. Chart No. Gas oil. Cargo Handling Facilities: See ‘‘Plan’’. and accommodation for them should be provided by the vessel.2 8. 1 and No. at other times El Botado. Port Manager. primarily as a passenger terminal for the development of Samana Bay as a tourist destination. Equipment available: Forklifts. (755 ft. mooring vessels bow pointing towards the sea. Puerto de Haina. the diameter of the hose is 8 in.w. Pollution: Anti-pollution equipment is located to the north of the shore manifold. The port anchor was then let go. MEDICAL: First aid and emergency treatment only. REPAIRS: No facilities for repairs. There is a recess at the northern end of the quay. Vessel: Tanker 41.53 Black.. which has a navigation light located at the northern end.t.5 ft. Operator Occidental. with one pushing on the port quarter and one on the starboard shoulder. For berthing the vessel alongside. Berth LOA Beam Draft Product Handled/ Remarks (m. although occasionally some palletised and loose cargo moved. gasoline and diesel oil pumped ashore by vessels from the Refidomsa Mooring Buoy.w. MAX.t. east of Santo Domingo.5 m. Entry: On entering the harbour from the south. Refidomsa (CBM) 170 – 9. with minimum depth off the berth at the bow being 10. etc. All leads were short to medium in length. PILOTAGE: ETA required 24 hours before arrival. – S. even-keel fore and aft.. the starboard anchor was let go to assist in swinging the stern to port.5 miles from the Sea Buoy. only 2 tugs were used pushing on the port side. SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS: 18. DENSITY: 1025. These readings were taken using a manual sounding during this morning. SAMANA (Puerto Duarte). size 32.) S.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OPERATOR’S REPORT: November 1995. and is located at the northern end of the west quay. Drafts: The arrival draft was 9. and pilotage and mooring crew are compulsory. Long. one tug secured to the bow. The ends of the pipeline are marked by 2 white marker buoys. The vessel proceeded ahead. if required.50 White. The ship’s gangway/ladder was landed aft of the cargo manifold on to the quay (See ‘‘Plan’’). PILOTAGE: The Pilot and Harbour Master can be contacted by VHF Channel 16. It is sometimes called Puerto Duarte. AUTHORITY: Autoridad Portuaria Dominicana. fuel. FAX: ␣1 (809) 535-8926. In the event of bad weather. Current: The river current flows from north to south through the port. LOA. Margen Oriental. (84 ft.E. 1 and 2.

The pilot boat is a small unmarked motorboat (similar to a fishing boat that has one man in charge). For information and prices contact Agent. and these are connected by conveyor belts to their fertiliser mixing and bagging plant.s. 18␥25. except the pier itself is used for discharging bulk coal and clinkers as described above. TELEPHONES: No telephones on board. experience shows maximum safe draft to be approximately 24 ft. draft of 7. beam 100 ft.w. we found the minimum depth to be only 6. (850 ft. Max. 467.0 m.9 m.55 m. Also see ‘‘Cargo Handling Facilities’’.8 m. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. The port anchor was used for berthing in addition to the mooring lines at the berth. Density: 1018. 1: This pier is 260 m. (brackish water) about 6. Storage facilities: Ferquido has its own large warehouse for both bulk and bagged fertilisers.. TUGS: Compulsory. One tug 500 hp. berthing and unberthing of the barges. CONSULS: In Santo Domingo. pressure 60 p.) wide and height 1. length. Size: The Approach Channel is restricted to max. Depths are less than reported due to sedimentation (See ‘‘Max.7' W. (860 ft. This berth is used to export molasses. 2: This berth is 183 m. Tankers discharge fuel and diesel oil to shore tanks. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. Banks: Currency Changers: ‘Casa de Cambios’ are in abundance. Our vessel was advised that the controlling depth at the berth was 8. (600 ft. However. The Pilot boards in the vicinity of the outermost sea buoy. Anchorages: Vessels waiting to berth anchor in the vicinity of the outermost mooring buoy. Long. no restrictions.i. The vessel had a max. Stevedores cover hatch openings with tarpaulins when loading is completed for the day.73' N. Max.. Documents: 4 Crew Lists.0 m. Repatriation: Possible via Santo Domingo Airport.. 2. Ship’s lines used. Pilot will advise best location if requested.2 m. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. but offers good holding ground in soft mud.00 ␦ 14 DOP. most equipment must be transported from other ports. to permit greater draft. This can sometimes be hired locally. Maximum draft: Recently dredged to 26 ft. AIRPORT: Las Americas International Airport (Santo Domingo) 30 km. TANKERS: Oil line diameter 8 in. MAX. Long. Dominican Navy vessels and other equipment.) long with apron approximately 18. 1 Derat Exemption Certificate.0 m. Cargo Handling Facilities: Our vessel discharged a cargo of clinker to barges on the port side. but the Telecommunications Centre is located 10 minutes from the berth.A. due to local shortage. although it can be used for general cargoes. 18␥ 25. It is also used by vessels loading molasses in bulk and for discharging bulk liquid petroleum products. General: Stores: The local market is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Note: Presently not available for ships. doctors available. 2 starboard side alongside.2 m. Depth approximately 15. Equipment: See ‘‘Berth No. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Required. REPAIRS: Minor repairs only. and 23 ft. 3 (Ferquido): This berth is 262 m. 3 Crew Effects Declarations.5 m. SIZE: LOA 650 ft. 4. through which the bags of sugar are bled into the holds at the rate of about 220 tons per gang per day. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Only sufficient for port consumption. Berth No. 753 . the next barge came alongside for loading. The quality of pilotage service varies. – 1200 hrs. and 1400 hrs. located 0. Alongside there is 18 ft. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. Depth alongside was less than expected. made. No boats to be lowered without official permission.0 m. tug used during berthing/unberthing operations. alongside the quay. of water only. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Available. It is also used to import bulk fertilisers. REGULATIONS: Rat guards to be fitted on all ropes. from the pier. about 3. (Buoy No. Tug only assists during berthing and is made fast aft during unberthing operations. Our vessel anchored for 3 days in position Lat. but primarily bulk clinker and coal are discharged into 2 movable hoppers by self-discharging vessels. Equipment: Because of the limited operations at this port. See ‘‘Plan’’. Up to 480 ft.G. 69␥ 18. Restrictions: Vessel to enter and depart the port at HW in daylight only. 1’’ above.0 m. they achieve an average discharging rate of between 1. U.W. RESTRICTIONS: Channel depth 28 ft.65' W.W.000 h. MEDICAL: Full medical facilities available.1. Tugs: 2 tugs available. 1 Declaration of Health. Chart No. – 8. However. Our vessel berthed at Berth No. Also see ‘‘Approaches’’. send a cable before arrival.p. Berthing: There are 3 berths available. – 1200 hrs.000 – 2. The chains on the centre sections of MacGregor hatches are broken. Airport: There is an international airport located at Santo Domingo. (brackish water). (58 ft.000 tonnes/day. Larger vessels leaving port after loading may require to use port anchor to manoeuvre around sharp bend in buoyed channels just inside harbour entrance. Mondays through Fridays. coal and cement clinker in bulk. The anchorage is exposed to the swell and wind. with apron approximately 20. When the barge’s draft reached 8. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. Long. 1 International Tonnage Certificate. DENSITY: Brackish water. Telephones: There are no telephones located at the berth. Location: The port is located in position Lat. LOA 185 m. Bottom is soft mud.3 m. Currency: Local currency is the Peso (DOP). Tel: ␣1 (809) 529-3383. Tug joins vessel inside the port – 150 ft. Tidal Conditions: Range of tide at the berth during our stay was 0. Use of gangway is recommended. – 150 m. Except on major holidays (New Year’s. 2 Vaccination Lists. Berth No. – 1800 hrs. Fuel: Available by tank truck (from Santo Domingo).) long. (Density 1017). above waterline at H. Port Manager. above waterline at H.W.75' N. depth 60 ft.. FRESH WATER: Due to low water pressure and limited extension of pipeline. OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Crew.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ANCHORAGES: One mile south of the lighthouse. Pilotage: Vessels are required to forward their Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) to the Pilot Station via the ship’s Agent. Port Limits: The vessel is considered an ‘‘Arrived Vessel’’ on arrival at the pilot boarding area. However. 69␥ 18. and is used primarily to load sugar for export. HEALTH: In case of illness or death on board. Time: GMT minus 4 hours throughout the year. 69␥ 18. Taxis: Car and motorbike taxis are readily available at the Gate House. Large vessels arriving to load swing inside the harbour using starboard anchor and berth port side to quay. density varies with tides and seasons. Depending on the number and capacity of the vessel’s gear. wide and height 1. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. There is a sharp turn to starboard on the vessel’s approach in the vicinity of Buoy No. and Pilot receives extra payment for doing so. with apron approximately 15. Banks are also available. See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi).2 m. Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2001. Telephone cards are available in the port area and at the Gate House.) wide and height 1. Charts: B. a pump and long water hose are required.. barges are placed between the ship and quay. Alternatively. The barges had to be loaded evenly with the draft not exceeding 9. Also see ‘‘Port Limits’’.0 m. The barges were made fast using ship’s lines. Equipment: Ferquido uses small grabs at the end of ship’s gear. and can work up to 4 gangs. On Saturdays. 1. BERTHING: The port is used mainly for exporting sugar and molasses produced by several sugar cane mills in the region.0 m. This berth is almost exclusively used for discharging bulk fertiliser and loading in bags.000 American gallons.5' N. (brackish water). Vessel: Bulk carrier. The decking at the aft end of the berth is broken in places and the vessel’s gangway had to be placed on makeshift planking. Ferquido has 4 small hoppers on the pier for discharging bulk fertiliser. Size’’). 1 ‘‘Nil’’ List. 2 Last Port of Call Lists.. The hoppers were shifted from abreast one hatch to another using a payloader to push them. draft 24 ft. Stowaways: It is recommended that vessels carry out a thorough stowaway search prior to departing the port.000 or 10. Pilots operate on VHF Channels 16 and 12. AUTHORITY: Comandante de Puerto. 3 Stores Lists. arranged via the ship’s Agent. Easter and Christmas).t. Fresh Water: Available. fresh water can be supplied by tank truck. and a gap of about 2 ft. Tel: ␣1 (809) 529-2093. The trucks carry either 5. Occasionally. using the ship’s 3 cranes. Berth No. Only 1␺1. Only 6 bags per sling are lifted at a time. Approaches: The Approach Channel is marked by unlit buoys. CARGO OPERATIONS: Vessels loading sugar use ship’s gear and ship has to supply rope slings. Maximum draft: 22 ft. Black colour).000 d. STEVEDORES: Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 hrs. from the pier. overtime may be ordered on all days and work can be done around the clock and on weekends. above waterline at H. (24 ft. When we checked the depth by hand lead. 1 Narcotics List. our vessel grounded on the seabed amidships. Maximum draft: 25 ft. (30 minutes by car). Allowed take only 2 open packets cigarettes ashore. They will make up any extra slings that are required if ship supplies rope. Berth: Berth No. 24 hours prior to arrival.).5 nautical miles seaward of the outermost light buoy in position Lat. Max. and draft 24 ft. Storage facilities: There is a general cargo shed alongside.42' W. (65 ft. 18␥ 26. This pier can accommodate several vessels simultaneously. Arrival and departure in daylight hours only. of its length is occupied by a floating dry dock.0 m. 41. The berth can also be used for general cargoes.S. Fl. half-day is worked from 0800 hrs. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. about 100 m.) long. Ship’s Masters are advised to prepare a Passage Plan prior to berthing and to follow it carefully when manoeuvring in the port. At a later date. but it is not presently in use. Cargo: Clinker. One tug remained on stand-by at all times to assist in shifting. fertilisers in bags and cement in bags are also exported in small vessels to the adjacent islands. SHIP OFFICER’S REPORT: August 2001.. at the berth. from the quay. Nautical Publications: Nautical publications and charts have to be ordered via the ship’s Agent and have to come from Santo Domingo. FUEL: Fuel and diesel oil must be transported by tank truck from Santo Domingo. due to sedimentation by the river. Storage facilities: None.

(fresh water). with approximately 9. General Cargo Berth No. (492 ft. LOA and 100 ft.) in length.) in length. nor any other equipment. etc. TUGS: Tugs are available and compulsory for docking und undocking inside the harbour. Vessels with deep draft or other special conditions usually not handled after dark. Working hours: The flour mill works 24 hours a day. from Sans Souci. Easter. The vessel is warped alongside in order to shift discharging from one hold to another. 1’’ above. This berth consists of dolphins with the stationary pneumatic discharging equipment and conveyor system in the middle on a tower platform. width and 3 dolphins for tying up the vessel.p. and is not available for any cargo vessels. Maximum draft: 19 ft. (See Plan) BULK CARGO FACILITIES: Molinos Dominicanos: A private berth belonging to the local flour mill of the same name located on the eastern bank of the Ozama River.5 miles off breakwaters. ␺ 37 m. containers and general breakbulk cargo. etc. beam.000 tonnes of grain which are fed by a conveyor belt directly from the vessel alongside.) long. Storage facilities: No shed available at this berth. mostly wheat. Pilot boards 1. Average rate of discharge with this equipment from 20-50 tonnes/hr. however. Maximum draft: 27 ft. and 0800 hrs. as well as feed grain ingredients such as corn. Usually no tugs are available here. Work may be ordered at overtime rates on holidays and around the clock. General Cargo Berth No. Pratique is automatic when proceeding from another port in the same country. and beam 50 ft. Working hours: Tankers may pump 24 hours around the clock. – 1200 hrs. General Cargo Berth No. Storage facilities: Pronalba and Industrias Lavador have their own silos. Vessel needs about 60 ft. Small grab buckets may be hired for this purpose as well as small payloaders. 2182. length and 12 m. and used for discharging their own dry and liquid bulk cargoes. . Equipment: See ‘‘Berth No. Also see ‘‘General’’ before first port. Granja Mora Bulk Cargo Berth: This private installation is located on the east bank of the Ozama River. Equipment: See ‘‘General Cargo Berth No. Facilities: The Sans Souci Terminal was built in the mid-1970’s and is operated by the Port Authority. It is located on the eastern bank of the Ozama River.e. Maximum draft: 16 ft. Mondays through Fridays. Motor cranes and other heavy equipment may not be used at this berth. except on major holidays (New Year’s. Two tugs are usually available with maximum 1. Also open container and trailer yard and space for motor vehicles. operated by the Port Authority.000 tonnes. There is an air draft restriction of 100 ft. etc. General Cargo Berth No. updates and additions to this information. but occasionally corn and other grain and grain products. The berth has a central platform of about 10 m. (brackish water).5 tons. ␺ 24 m. (brackish water. Storage facilities: Small private silos for storage of corn and soybean meal holding about 6. it is very difficult to bring motor cranes or other large equipment to this berth. General Cargo Berth No. Equipment: Due to the difficulty of access.) long. Limited space in open yard for containers. This berth is used for loading and discharging containers and breakbulk general cargo. an appropriate layberth must be arranged.000 tonnes of liquid bulk cargoes on the premises..) long. excepting official holidays. trailers. depending on the type of grain or meal being handled. a little over one mile from the entrance to the port. 1: 280 m.900 sq. The berth is designed to accommodate vessels of up to 400 ft. (548 ft. is permissible. Containers and general cargo are handled at this berth. (984 ft. containers.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SANTO DOMINGO: 18. Arrangements can be made for arriving/departing passengers. draft 29 ft. At additional cost and with some delays. MAX. beam 100 ft. with approximately 3. (brackish water). For ordering gangs contact Agent. and 1400 hrs. Equipment: Motor cranes may be used for cargo handling. 243 m. soybean meal. diameter. Agrotech Bulk Cargo Berth: This private facility is located on the Isabela River (a tributary of the Ozama) about 4 miles from the entrance to the port of Santo Domingo. and the ship must be warped by the crew to position each hold which must be discharged. warehouses and tanks for about 10.p. frequency 2738. caustic soda. 6 tons and 10 tons. preferably ashore. Discharging is ideally with ship’s gear. trailers and general cargo are mostly discharged at this berth. (brackish water).m. (fresh water). (brackish water about 1020). Dry bulk cargoes are usually worked 24 hours around the clock including Sunday and holidays. – 1800 hrs. Maximum draft: 13 ft.) long. ␺ 19 m. General Cargo Berth No. height limited to 95 ft. Maximum draft: 12 ft.) long. 6: This berth is 125 m. Storage facilities: Shed No. due to bridges en-route to the berth. Storage facilities: Enclosed Shed No. depth. Storage facilities: None. and 5... and 2638 kHz. if required. Working hours: See ‘‘Pronalba Bulk Cargo Berth’’ above. Pilot and Agents can be contacted by radio telephone. 3’’ above. Ship’s gear is not used.200 h. vehicles and breakbulk cargo not requiring warehousing. (253 ft. soybeans. LOA. MEDICAL: Medical attention can be arranged after vessel is cleared. Maximum draft: 28 ft. Containers. A tug of 2. They will also join vessel outside for an additional fee. Dry bulk cargoes are discharged with a portable SKT conveyor which is attached either to the ship’s gear (if of sufficient capacity. (1. Also see ‘‘Berthing’’. on weekends and most holidays (excepting New Year’s. one of the nearby sheds may be used for covered storage. Maximum LOA is 300 ft. There is also a tank farm for bulk liquids. Equipment: Receivers hire a small motor crane with grab bucket for discharging. Storage facilities: Granja Mora has grain silos on the premises holding approximately 6. Open storage available for trailers. BERTHING: Sans Souci Passenger Terminal: This berth is 300 m. due to the poor structural condition of the pier. Open yard for containers. STEVEDORES: ETA’s required 24 and 12 hours before arrival to arrange gangs. 754 We welcome all advice. storage capacity. 3. HEALTH: Pratique granted after Health Authorities have boarded and cleared vessel. ANCHORAGES: Deep water anchorage available outside port. It is used for the discharging of bulk cargoes only. 6 and 10 tons capacity are available. as there is no conveyor belt system from ship’s side to the silos. ␺ 12 m.243 ft. Discharging is into a hopper on the pier.. Pilot also on VHF Channels 12 and 16. General Cargo Berth No. and passengers are transported by bus or taxi to the Colonial Centre of Santo Domingo. which feeds a conveyor belt to the silos. composed of a central platform 15 m. (951 ft.000 h. Maximum LOA 350 ft. Average discharging between 75-88 tonnes per hour worked. RESTRICTIONS: Limited entry and departure during night-time at Pilot’s discretion and usually requiring bonus to Pilot. Maximum vessel size is about 700 ft. operated by the Port Authority. 69. The berth is used for trailers. Pronalba Bulk Cargo Berth: This facility is a private installation owned by the Lavador Group of companies.000 tonnes of corn. BRIDGES: Vessels proceeding up river. on Saturdays.000 sq. This berth is on the eastern bank of the Ozama River. Bunkers: No delivery of bunkers at this berth. Granja Mora’s intake is 4 in. Forklifts of 4. Equipment: Pipeline from the berth to the tanks for the liquid bulk cargoes. The channel has about 20 ft. storage capacity. must be fed by trucks. and has a small central pier of approximately 25 m. in length with dolphins used to tie up the vessel. (brackish water). because tank trucks cannot reach the vessel alongside. which is about 3 km. storage capacity. In case of disease aboard notify Agents before arrival. Most common interruptions are power failures and when shifting (warping by ship’s lines) from one hold to another. due to bridges en-route upriver. can be brought from Rio Haina. This berth is sometimes used. and is being converted for passenger cruise vessels only. General: This berth is not being used very frequently due to the draft restriction and difficulty of access. Maximum draft: 19 ft. Storage facilities: Enclosed Shed No. with receivers paying the overtime differential. peanut meal. and is used by yachts and other small craft. about 2 miles from the entrance to the port.) long. and beam of 60 ft. of hose. Christmas). Storage facilities: Molinos Dominicanos has silo storage for about 90. Working Hours: Straight time working hours are 0800 hrs.m. (brackish water).. If emergency bunkers are required. with approximately 2. Christmas) receivers paying for all overtime expenses. etc. 2: 77 m. Maximum draft: 16 ft. is 155 m. Discharging Equipment: Vessels are discharged with stationary pneumatic equipment (3 suckers). 1. 3: The berth is 167 m. PILOTAGE: Pilot arranged by Agent on basis of Master’s advance notice of ETA. due to bridges encounted en-route. either for topside repairs to small vessels or for cutting up hulls. SIZE: LOA 750 ft.53 W. i. long. 3’’ above. Air draft restricton is 100 ft. Equipment: See ‘‘General Cargo Berth No. Maximum draft: 27 ft. Maximum draft: 19 ft. (brackish water). Maximum draft: 16 ft. but nearly salt water). Air draft restriction is 100 ft. It is a berth used exclusively for bulk cargoes. 4: This berth is 290 m. There is no hopper available at this facility. Pilot will advise best location. It is used for handling tallow. (brackish water). – 1200 hrs. (910 ft. upon request and minimum 36 hours prior notice.000 tonnes of dry bulk cargoes. Equipment: Forklifts of 4. and 2 dolphins. above waterline. Working hours: See ‘‘Pronalba Bulk Cargo Berth’’ above. 7: This berth is 150 m. Power failures frequently affect the number of hours worked.28 N. Easter. as well as several others nearby. and is used by tankers to discharge petroleum products for the electric utility company. (brackish water). including Sundays and holidays without restrictions. 10 tons) or handled by a motor crane hired for the purpose. and hence the discharging rate. as well as small payloaders for handling the cargo in the vesssel’s holds. is 140 m. The berth is 130 m. (410 ft. these. 2. Maximum draft: 16 ft. liquid fat.5.m. operated by the Port Authority. 5: This berth is 379 m. depending on configuration of the vessel. brackish water.360 sq.

40. it is designed to accommodate simultaneously two 20.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TANKERS: Sans Souci Liquid Bulk Cargo Berth: This berth. phase 1.8 m. The berth consists of a flat faced quay with 3 platforms placed between the vessel and the quay. while the central platform acted as the discharge platform (See ‘‘Plan’’). ␺ 10 m. passenger terminal building to be built which will be equipped with all the services and facilities necessary to allow cruises to originate in the new port. (984 ft. pipeline with connecting valves and accessories is used by tankers to pump liquid petroleum products ashore to Punta Torrecilla. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police. the eastern shore of Ozama River. There are 3 shore pipelines. Berthing: The berth lies N. 755 .40 m. The mooring line tie-up was 3-2-2 fore and aft.E.w.000 sq.) pontoons. The ship’s gangway/ladder was landed aft of the cargo manifold on the westerly pontoon (See ‘‘Plan’’). OPENING/CLOSING HATCHES: Performed by crew or stevedores.p. (brackish water).0 m. Storage facilities: Tanks for petroleum products located at Punta Torrecilla owned by the major oil companies with various capacities. Drafts: Vessel’s arrival draft was 6.h. DEVELOPMENTS: Santo Domingo’s Sans Souci Tourism Wharf. Also under construction is a 1. San Domingo 682-4288. and all traffic must pass through these installations. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. It is approximately 300 m. long. DENSITY: Brackish inside harbour. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: October 2000. San Domingo 682-2000. Phase 1 of the project comprises the construction of a dock with a platform measuring 250 m. REPAIRS: Minor repairs only. SHIP OFFICER’S REPORT: July 1998. including fuel and diesel oil. CONSULS: All Consuls at Santo Domingo.t. depth observed was 11. Also see ‘‘Bulk Cargo Facilities’’ and ‘‘Shipmaster’s Reports’’. SHORE LEAVE: Allowed.000 d. The pontoons at either end have large cylindrical fenders. Tel: ␣1 (809) 593-5904. The length of the pontoon berth is approximately 75 m. to the east of the berth (See ‘‘Plan’’). The entire harbour will be dredged to a minimum depth of 35 ft. The Sans Souci Tourism Wharf completed. The site selected. – S.w. The fore and aft platforms had large Yokohama fenders in place. 2 tugs (‘‘Hispaniola’’ and ‘‘Neyba’’) were used for pushing midships and aft. TELEPHONES: No connection to vessels. Tel: ␣1 (809) 682-5260.0 m. draft.000 metric tons. NOTES Please also advise Shipping Guides Ltd.) long and fendered by 3 floating (10 m. Besides the dock itself. Port Commandant. because a small Dominican Naval Base and officers’ club are located at the eastern tip. AIRPORT: Las Americas International Airport is 18 miles from port. There is an underwater obstruction inshore of the line of the pontoons. Phase 2 and Phase 3 consist of berthing facilities for one 20.W. is now under construction on the eastern side of Santo Domingo harbour. with one (‘‘Saona II’’) made fast forward. in width. Mooring arrangement was 2-2-2 forward and 3-2-2 aft. below mean sea level. sometimes referred to as Punta Torrecilla. Pollution: There is an anti-pollution boom located behind the westerly pontoon.12 m. served by regular airlines with numerous flights daily. Tide was ␣0. flexible hose. General: Access: There is a gate at either end of the quay and one next to the manifold.700 d. about 1 km. No other shore equipment available.t. Totally made out of precast prestressed concrete members. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Compulsory gangway watch kept by Customs guards. Mostly tankers call here to discharge petroleum products. Berthing: Our vessel berthed starboard side alongside.ft. the minimum depth was 8. Equipment: 5 in. in length by 31.000 metric ton displacement passenger ship each. Density: 1016. Cargo Handling Facilities: The shore cargo manifold is located on the quay directly behind the central pontoon. Cargo Handling Facilities: Vessel discharged via 1␺8 in. DRY DOCKS: Can accept vessels up to 400 ft.3 m. Maximum draft: 29 ft. there is a 20. AUTHORITY: Capitania de Puertos. Berth: Sans Souci Liquid Bulk Cargo Berth (Punta Torrechilla). Flexible hoses are used to join the shore to ship’s manifold. beam and 20 ft. See guidelines on how to compile and submit information to us (page vi). Max. lubricating oils. Port Manager. GENERAL: No boats to be lowered without official permission. Depths: On the starboard side (inshore) of the vessel. AGENT: See ‘‘General’’ before first port. forward. asphalt products. San Domingo 682-3000. This berth is used exclusively for discharging liquid bulk cargoes to several tank farms located at Punta Torrecilla. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: Bond stores are sealed. Depth 28 ft. pumping station. Fire. Mooring: The ship berthed starboard side to. All mooring lines were secured to conventional mooring bollards on the quay. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Shore passes are provided by Immigration Authorities. Tugs: 3 tugs were used on the vessel’s port side during berthing operations. Vessel: Tanker 41. Ambulance.000 metric ton potable water reservoir with a 50. etc. Access to this area is restricted. FUEL: Available by truck at most berths. The shore manifold consists of 4 connections. is located in Sans Souci on the eastern bank of the Ozama River nearest to the harbour entrance. forward and 6. and port side (offshore) 10. FRESH WATER: Available by pipeline or trucks. east. Effect of tide negligible. Berth: Sans Souci Liquid Bulk Berth (Punta Torrichella). All leads were short to medium in length. construction of these additional berths has not yet been ordered by the Government.000 metric ton displacement passenger ships or one of 50. Vessel: Chemical tanker. with the 2 most easterly connections branching off the same pipeline. aft. The berth consists of a flat faced quay with 3 large pontoons secured alongside the quay by mooring chains.3 m. 50 ft. is 15 minutes by car from Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport.000 g. Tel: ␣1 (809) 682-8792.